Thursday, 5 May 2016

A SPOT OF BOTHER - Now out in paperback!

A Spot of Bother, the last picture book I created with the late Vanessa Cabban has just been published in paperback by Walker Books.

The story is a follow up to The Pig’s Knickers and features the same cast of characters. In this story Pig is horrified to discover that his spotless appearance has been spoiled by a cherry stain. His friends try to help, but the more they try to clean the spot, the bigger it gets. Things go from really-not-that-bad to genuinely awful as Goat, Cow and Sheep try to help Pig rid himself of the ever spreading spot.

Here's what reviewers said about the hardback edition:

"There is fun aplenty in the pages of this charismatic picture book which is guaranteed to have youngsters positively snorting with laughter."
"The action is beautifully portrayed in Vanessa Cabban’s wonderful watercolour illustrations. … The tone of the telling is spot on too: a fantastic author/artist collaboration."

And here's a trailer for the book.

Vanessa did another great job on the book's illustrations, deftly capturing Pig’s emotions as he goes from satisfaction to despair and back again. Here are a couple of spreads.

Click the image below to download a Spot to Spot activity sheet for this book.

Click image to download activity sheet

Click here to go to my website to download and make this pig mask.