I have been a children's book designer and illustrator for over twenty years, working in house and freelance for Penguin, Orchard, DK, Ladybird, Stripes, Templar, Priddy, Jessica Kingsley and many more. I published my first book as author/illustrator in 2015 with Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This is my first foray into indie publishing.
“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” Malorie Blackman
I believe that it is so valuable to actively encourage empathy in our children, and books are a key to this. Books open our eyes to how it feels to live a different life, whilst reminding us that we have more in common than those differences. The elephant is thought to be one of the world's most empathic species, and from these ideas, Little Green Elephant Books was born.