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I studied Illustration and Animation at Edinburgh College of Art, where I gained a B.A. Honours and then later an M.A. in Animation.
I have been illustrating for the past 15 years, working in publishing, editorial, advertising, as well as designing characters for television and producing biscuit packaging.
I started my career producing illustrations for The Scotsman newspaper, but then swiftly moved into animation where I worked as an art director on a number of television commercials. I then moved over in to illustration and to date have fully Illustrated over 40 books.
I love to draw with a dip pen and a bottle of ink, and often I have to use a hair dryer to speed dry the ink so that I can scan the drawings quickly and get on with the colouring which I do on my computer.
August 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month There’s a huge amount of information in this slim volume, gathered under headings such as Planet Earth, Physics, Numbers and Counting and Prehistoric Finds. It’s presented in a way that is sure to appeal to inquisitive young people, almost as a series of stories: short paragraphs explain the different topics linking them to the men and women who studied them and advanced our understanding. It makes for a fascinating narrative that gives a real sense of the development of scientific thinking. Illustrations help make the science clear and memorable and this is a book that will inspire as well as inform. ~ Andrea Reece
Turn the pages of this fascinating atlas to take a tour of Britain and Ireland - from the craggy far north of Scotland, to the west coast of Ireland and green fields in the south east of England. Full of famous landmarks, native wildlife, culture and history, plus website links for video tours and more information.
Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts about the Maya in this engaging information book. With simple text, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.
Friends, Romans, citizens of the world - do you want to take a fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected websites to bring history alive.
Who were the Aztecs? Where did they live, what did they wear and what gods did they worship? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this straightforward introduction to this fascinating ancient civilisation. Also includes information about everyday life, trade, sport, food and drink and conflict. A glossary explains more unusual words.
An informative guide to the hows and whys of keeping fit. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such as why keeping fit is good for you, how to choose the appropriate exercise regime and a how to stay healthy in day-to-day life.
Find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more in this fascinating book. Written with the help of a reading expert, the book includes short, informative text, vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page.
Who were the ancient Romans? Where did they go to eat, shop and wash? What did they do for fun? You'll find the answers to these questions and lots more in this book about life in Roman times, featuring short, informative text, vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page.
What is blood for? What do muscles look like? How many bones are there in the skeleton? Anatomical diagrams, X-rays, scans and colour photographs help build up a complete picture of the human body and how it works in this informative sticker book. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Each page of this fascinating reference book details a different element of space and astronomy, from the realities of living on the International Space Station to our solar system and what we know about distant space.
A lively account of the story of cars designed for English language learners. Follows the history of cars from the early designs of Leonardo Da Vinci to the modern machines seen on roads everyday. Comes with a CD, which contains full readings of the text by native speakers in both British English and American English.
This science book explains physics, chemistry and biology in an informal, fun and informative way. It includes fun yet simple experiments to give children working examples to learn from.
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