The Big Bad Book! On reading, writing and drawing books for children

Children’s books are fun – and thought-provoking and exciting. But now and again they can be a little scary. And making children’s books is tricky stuff. You need to work hard, stay strong and remember how to have fun. It also helps to have a strong sense of who you are in the industry. Of course, I’m a wolf…

So, as a lover and maker of children’s books, I’ve made THE BIG BAD BOOK – a place to share my work in progress, ideas and scribbles, and any tips I pick up along the way. THE BIG BAD BOOK is also where I’ll quiz authors, illustrators and publishers and rave about some of my favourite books. Stay in touch, and hopefully we can all stay strong, brave and fierce together – making, enjoying and sharing great kids books!

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Tips & tricks

Writing, drawing and creating tips and tricks from the wolf’s mouth (or paws..)

Art Tips
Digital Tips

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Big Bold Interviews

Getting interviews can be challenging. But not when you have big claws and pointed teeth.

Authors, illustrators and publishers open up, or else. The wolf takes notes.

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Links

Sites on writing, sites by writers, lovely illustration, creative resources – it’s all here.