September 21, 2015
We’re very excited to announce that The Adventures of Alfie Onion will be coming out in May 2016!
A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by a talented new illustrator and animator, Marta Kissi.
Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure . but only to carry his brother’s luggage. It’s his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who’s destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn’t half the hero he’s cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse, and a couple of meddling magpies.
April 15, 2015
Out June 4th 2015! The Most Wonderful Thing in the World, illustrated by the wonderful Angela Barratt.
It’s a very special book for me; Angela came to Walker books with a story from her childhood, and I recreated it. We worked together closely, and were lucky enough to have the quite amazingly talented Elizabeth Wood as designer.
Liz is a complete perfectionist, and the book is a tribute to her skill ... and every single picture demonstrates Angela’s exquisite artwork.
January 05, 2015
This year Oliver is twenty!
Look out for Oliver’s Vegetables in your local bookstore for a commemorative 20th Birthday Edition.
Do you like chips? Oliver does, in fact, he won’t eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa.
Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .
This is an excellent book for parents with slightly fussy children and it introduces the days of the week.
“This is a great book to link with maths as it rehearses the days of the week and the illustrations offer many opportunities for counting and working out how many vegetables.” - Nikki Sheene, year 1 teacher (Child Education)