In my free time over the last year, between orders, I have busily been writing and illustrating my own children's picture story books- my childhood dream! They're called 'Yew Tree Woodland Tales', in homage to 'The You Tree', of course!
'New Kid on the Block', 'The Show-stopper' and 'A Dare Too Far!' are endearing stories in themselves, but are also aimed as educational aids to enable discussion around social skills topics (eg. Bullying), in as fun a way as possible. Guidance Notes within, explain how the trilogy of stories can be used as discussion tools.
Since publishing, lots of the characters seem to
have taken on a life of their own, and have found
their way into a super GREETINGS CARDS RANGE
and GIFT MUGS RANGE all of their very own too!
I've also been honoured to have been
asked to read the stories, discuss basic Bullying
issues, and hold author/illustrator 'Q & A' sessions
for Primary classes, so please feel free to contact me
if you feel this could benefit your school .. Jo x