Category: Children’s Picture books

Why not make 2024 the year you become an author?

We’re a month into 2024, and how is the year going for you so far? Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Have you been following Dry January or Veganuary? Well, how about embarking on a different sort of quest for 2024, one that will give you a year-long (maybe even lifelong) interest, exercise…

Autumn is here with a bang – and we love it!

Oh boy, do we love autumn – and here it is, in all its colourful glory. This year, more than ever, there seems to be a rich abundance of autumn colours and autumn produce. Wherever we walk, we are bombarded by conkers, acorns, and spectacular hues on the trees. We’re always looking for inspiration for…

We’re helping get children outside and into the garden

If there’s one thing that’s at the heart of Happydesigner, it’s a love of the outdoors and nature. You can see it in so many of the children’s book illustrations we create for our clients.  So, we’re really pleased that at the end of the month, from May 27 to June 4, is National Children’s Gardening…

Writing a children’s book? Five mistakes to avoid

We love children’s literature at Happydesigner, and as children’s book illustrators and authors, we’re committed to getting more publications out there to engage and inspire young readers. However, anyone who thinks writing a children’s book is easy just because the audience members are young should think again. It may not be the same as writing…

Animals in children’s books: which are your favourite?

Did you know that April in the UK was National Pet Month? We’re said to be a nation of animal lovers, and the team here at Happydesigner certainly concur with that. We even have Erik the cat featured on our website (our Head of Quality Control and bringer of chaos!). Drawing animals, though, requires great skill and our…

Reading and stories bring a world of colour to children’s lives.

This month, on March 2, it was World Book Day, an annual event which puts the emphasis firmly on children’s books and the importance of reading. Celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe, World Book Day gives educators and children the chance to really focus on books and reading. It aims to promote…

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