Well, Summer is here at last, bookshops are open and life is returning to normal. Isn't it so lovely to be able to meet up with family and friends in the sun? And how wonderful to be able to sit outside and read - or write in the lovely warm sunshine. I've been busy writing away inside and out, and I'm delighted to be able to reveal the cover of my next picture book - Delightfully Different Dilly.
When Dilly is born, her parents think she is perfect - from the top of her head to the bottom of her foot. The other babies notice that she is different but soon accept her, and love her different way of doing things. They even try to copy her - in the funniest ways! Their mummies and daddies aren't sure, though - someone different makes them anxious, they like everyone to be the same. Can their babies convince their parents to accept Dilly - and to understand that it's actually brilliant to be different?
This book, filled with cute baby penguins and so delightfully illustrated by Liam Darcy, will be available in bookshops and on-line from 20th July, just 8 days before Mix-Up Monday!