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Welcome to the Gillie Can Series

by Sarah-Leigh Wills

A children’s book series which explores kindness and the warmth of positive interaction.

Sarah has spent many years drawing beautiful books for all kinds of authors, and has brought more stories to life than she can count! Through this experience she has gathered a wealth of experience, and has created a personality in her work that can only be “her”. So it’s with a huge amount of excitement that we can reveal the Gillie Can series, created, written and illustrated by Sarah!


A little bit about the…

Gillie Can Series

“Gillie Can Share” is the start of a series of books that gently teach children the basics of being nice to others, sharing their things and being considerate of others. Gillie doesn’t think about “can’t”, Gillie does! The books are a lovely way of teaching children to have confidence in what they do. The rest of the series so far includes Gillie learning to count, learning to play, learning to make and learning to help. Join Gillie, and Sarah, as she learns to do all sorts of things!


Books in the series…




Gillie Can Share

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-911167-02-0

Price: £6.99

Gillie is baking her favourite thing, cookies! Gillie loves to share, and she likes to share her cookies with her family and friends. Who will get one of Gillie’s cookies?

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Thanks so much to Readers’ Favourite Reviews for our FIVE STAR review! We’re absolutely thrilled!

“Gillie Can Share by Sarah-Leigh Wills is a cute and simple story about a young rabbit named Gillie, who is generous and kind and likes sharing things with people. Once upon a time, Gillie is baking cookies with her father. Once they are done, there are a big batch of cookies and she runs along to share two each with her grandma, grandpa, and her mother. After she has shared them with everyone, she finds that there are two left for her. Being the kind soul she is, she shares one with the reader. This is a very simple plot and story that is easy enough for very young children to read and understand or just be read aloud to.
 “Overall, on all levels, I really liked this book” 
I found Gillie Can Share by Sarah-Leigh Wills to be a cute and entertaining book. Since the language used is basic and simple, with minimal use of words, preschool children can definitely enjoy this and it is suitable for all young children of all ages. The story is fun and the illustrations throughout this book are colorful and vivid, and definitely eye-catching for young children. They add to the overall look and feel of the book itself. I also liked the fact that, whether consciously or unconsciously, this book breaks some stereotypes and shows Gillie’s dad baking cookies with her. I felt that this was a great step toward breaking gender stereotypes and it shows fathers doing activities with kids that were traditionally thought to be reserved for females only. So, overall, on all levels, I really liked this book and would certainly recommend it for young kids.”

Other books in the series…

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*All the above titles are in progress and publication date will confirmed.

Gillie Can Count

Gillie is learning to count, but she’s finding it hard. The numbers keep jumbling up! Luckily, Wise Old Ollie Owl can help, and together they learn to count. Can you count to ten with Ollie and Gillie?

Gillie Can Help

Gillie is helping her friend Barry Badger move house today. Theres lots to do, luckily, Gillie loves to help! She helps in all sorts of ways, lifting, tidying and packing. Have you moved house before?

Gillie Can Play

Gillie and her best friend Frances are playing. They love playing, especially together. Join them as they paint, paddle and skateboard. Can you find them when they play hide and seek?

Gillie Can Make

Gillie loves to make things! Gillie and her friends choose the best crayons and the most sparkly glitter to make some beautiful fun things. Can you help Gillie to make a really colourful painting?

Copyright © Gillie CAN Series Published by Happydesigner 2018. Written & illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills. / Printed by Pureprint Group Limited. Animation by Leapfrog Animation 2018.

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