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Daisy Hirst - Author

About the Author

Daisy Hirst studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art before becoming an author and illustrator.  She won  the Lara Jones award in the Macmillan Prize for The Runaway Baby and her debut picture book, The Girl With the Parrott on Her Head, was selected as The Times' children's book of the week.  Her second book, Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!, has been translated into nine different languages worldwide.  Daisy lives Worcester.  

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Hamish Takes the Train

Hamish Takes the Train

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose - the perfect bedtime story. This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read. Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks. And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen. Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

Hamish Takes the Train

Hamish Takes the Train

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose - the perfect bedtime story. This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read. Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks. And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen. Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself! Praise for Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!: A delightfully original work, worth every penny The Independent In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read. Now I can read all the stories in the world, she says. And you can read them to me! adds little brother Alphonse. But when Natalie tries to read all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn't so sure any more... With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

The third title featuring loveable monster sister and brother Natalie and Alphonse! Natalie and Alphonse mostly like living in a flat on the seventh floor. They love playing drive the double-decker bed and doing roly-polies in the hall. But when the two monster siblings invent a game of wriggly worms in the jungle ... oh dear! OW! SHFLWUMP! That is not a good game for indoors! Will this adorably rambunctious pair ever manage to create a magical, wild camping experience in their little apartment? From the award-winning Daisy Hirst comes a story sure to inspire families to explore the great outdoors, before finding the perfect balance again back home.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself! In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read. Now I can read all the stories in the world, she says. And you can read them to me! adds little brother Alphonse. But when Natalie tries to read all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn't so sure any more... With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

An unusual gem of a book ... full of charm and humour Julia Eccleshare In her truly authentic and original voice, Daisy Hirst, creator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK To Do! introduces two loveable new characters to the picture book world: Hilda and the Runaway Baby. Hilda the pot-bellied pig lives at the foot of a hill. Life is uneventful and she is always where she expects herself to be. At the top of the hill lives a mischievous baby who is never ever where people expect him to be ... which is why he is known as the Runaway Baby. But on a high-speed escapade in a pram, the Runaway Baby and Hilda's worlds collide ... and an unlikely friendship begins.

Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

Brother and sister monsters fall out and make up in spectacular style in this warm, witty story. From the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head comes a truly authentic and original story about sibling rivalry. Natalie the monster mostly loves her little brother Alphonse being there - they name the pigeons, bounce things off the bunk beds, have stories in the chair and make lots of fun stuff together. But, when Natalie catches Alphonse eating her most favourite book, well ... that is not OK! Daisy's expressive, bold screen-print illustration and unique picture book voice will enchant and charm all readers.

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2017

A fresh, warm-hearted story of finding new friendship from Daisy Hirst, one of the most exciting new voices in children's storytelling. In her truly authentic and original voice, Daisy Hirst, creator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK To Do! introduces two loveable new characters to the picture book world: Hilda and the Runaway Baby. Hilda the pot-bellied pig lives at the foot of a hill. Life is uneventful and she is always where she expects herself to be. At the top of the hill lives a mischievous baby who is never ever where people expect him to be ... which is why he is known as the Runaway Baby. But on a high-speed escapade in a pram, the Runaway Baby and Hilda's worlds collide ... and an unlikely friendship begins.

Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Brother and sister monsters fall out and make up in spectacular style in this warm, witty story from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head. From the remarkable new talent behind The Girl With the Parrot on Her Head comes a story about two monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse. Natalie mostly loves her little brother Alphonse being there - they name the pigeons, bounce things off the bunk beds, have stories in the chair and make lots of fun stuff together. But, when Natalie catches Alphonse eating her most favourite book, well ... that is not OK! Daisy's expressive, bold illustration and unique picture book voice will enchant and charm all readers in this truly original new title.

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2016

A poetic and original picture book about the value of friendship from a remarkable new author. Arresting, resonant and witty The Times A beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2015

A poetic and original picture book about the value of friendship from a remarkable new author. A beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...

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