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It feels natural to draw children from different ethnic backgrounds – Polly Noakes

An interview with the illustrator of Dare Buy Dare We interviewed Polly Noakes, the fantastic illustrator of our new poetry book Dare! It was great to speak to this amazing artist about the meaning of the book, the inspiration behind it and the process of illustrating. Dare, written by Lorna Gutierrez, is a poetic picture book that encourages children to dare to be themselves. What does the message of the book mean to you? For…

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Happy book birthday to Dare!

Buy Dare   We’re so excited to be sharing this beautiful picture book, which is published today! Written by Lorna Gutierrez and illustrated by Polly Noakes, it’s a fun and heartwarming poem that celebrates individuality. The book encourages children to dare to be who they really are, and let their precious uniqueness shine through. We’ve heard from so many people how timely and important they feel this book is. In these politically turbulent times, it’s…

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Enjoy a sneak peek reading of Dare by the author!

Buy Dare Author Lorna Gutierrez treated us to a wonderful sneak peek reading of her upcoming picture book Dare! This simple yet inspirational picture book encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others and speak out for what is right, but also to take time for simple joys and to be comfortable in their own skin. With charming rhymes and energetic and inclusive illustrations, this is a book to empower every child. Read…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Buy Dare  It’s International Women’s Day! We celebrated with a special episode of Twit Twoo! The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, emphasising the importance of having a gender balance in all aspects of life. There is still a huge gender imbalance in the way women and girls are represented in children’s books. As publishers, we need to address this problem by depicting them in all kinds of different roles to empower children!…

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