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I’m an author and historian who likes to work and play in different languages. Here are my latest projects:

SLOBBER SLOBBER KISS KISS IS HERE!

…and isn’t it gorgeous? Written by me, illustrated by the amazing Kasia Fryza ( for Kasia’s website, click here). Published by Helvetiq, September 2019:

Available in German and French under the whacky titles of:

SABBER SCHLABBER KUSSI BUSSI (German) and

SLURP SLURP SMACK SMACK (French)

A story about kisses – soft and gentle, slobbery and loud, wanted and unwanted. This story was the subject of an international illustration competition with publisher Helvetiq. The winner was announced at Bologna Book Fair 2019, where Switzerland was the guest of honour. (oh, and Helvetiq has just been nominated for Switzerland’s publisher of the year 2019…).

Announcing the winner, Kasia Fryza, at Bologna Book Fair, April 2019

WHITTLING AWAY

Cambridge Thinking Press, 27th April 2019: The first in a series of four Forest Tools books to teach the safe use of tools to pre-school and KS1 in a Forest School setting; in collaboration with Cambridge Forest Schools. Illustrated by Tennie Videler.

ZANNA ET LE TRUCMUCHE / ZANNA AND THE SOMETHING/ ZANNA UND DER DINGSBUMS

(fr/en/de trilingual)

uTopie-Zanna-cover

éditions uTopie, 25th May 2019: Zanna has double trouble: her parents won’t stop arguing, and a big fat invisible Something is wreaking havoc in her house. Illustrated by the wonderful Karin Eklund

THE RED HOT FIREBALL/ ZAY BOULE-DE-FEU (FR/EN bilingual)

The Red Hot F

uTopie, 2017: One day, Zay gets so angry with her little brother that she turns into….a red, hot fireball! Illustrated by Clément Espinoza

VIVA GENEVA!/ VOICI GENÈVE! – Stories from Geneva’s History

Due out in spring 2020: A book full of crazy real stories from Geneva’s history, as told by Allo the Allobrogian – the original Genevan buried underneath Geneva Cathedral, and his know-it-all horse. Illustrated by the fabulous Pierre Wazem.

Bookings for interactive and/or bilingual school visits now being taken.

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