childrens illustrator 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!

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Gillie Can Share Awards…

Gillie and Daddy have been busy baking cookies. Hop, hop, hop… Gillie shares them with Grandma, Grandpa and Mummy. There are two left for Gillie… but she has a surprise for you!

A lovely story that shows rather than tells children how important it is to share – and can help them to practise their counting too!

childrens illustrator Sarah Leigh wills

Some Gillie reviews…

Gillie Can Share

★★★★★ Beautiful illustrations

“My daughter adores this book! It’s beautifully illustrated, really original. And Gillie and the other rabbits are super cute. We will be buying the full set for sure. :)”

By Sir Readaloton – 7 March 2018


Gillie Can Share

★★★★★ Just a wonderful Book

“Meet Gillie – the little rabbit with the big heart! With its vivid illustrations full of colourful detail, there’s lots to talk about when reading this adorable story with young children, stimulating their imaginations as they learn about sharing. A beautiful book that’s sure to become a family favourite!”

By Marion Adams – March 6, 2018


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★★★★★ Great book for youngsters

“My 4 year old absolutely loves this book. A nice interesting subject and easy for her to follow and understand. Very well illustrated too. A brilliant read at any time of day or at bedtime.
Recommended.”

By Kevin JSon – 11 March 2018


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★★★★★ Thank you so much for an awesome book!

“Yay it has finally arrived in Australia today. Harvey can not wait to read Gillie can share. Thank you so much for an awesome book.”

By Lisa Marshall – 22nd March 2018


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★★★★★ Can’t wait to share more of Gillie’s adventures!

“I have just enjoyed reading Gillie Can Share with my grandson. Even though he is only 10 months old, he really loved studying the pictures and listening to the simple rhythm of the words. His favourite part was bouncing on my knee as Gillie hop, hop, hops to deliver her cookies! This is a delightful book with bright illustrations and a engaging story that children will love.”

By Candy Jones – 15th March 2018

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★★★★★ Highly Recommended!

“Bought the book for my grandaughter, always on mobile playing games, wanted her to stop that.
As you can see she loved the book, kept asking me to read it too her, will look out for more in the series.”

Roy Ferguson – 31 March 2018


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★★★★★ A great way to teach kids to share

“My daughter of 2 years and 7 months loves me to read this book over and over again. It is very easy to follow with large font size and bright colourful illustrations. The story demonstrates good wholesome family values and teaches good morals. We look forward to discovering the next Gillie Series of books.”

By Bookie Worm – 17th March 2018

A few of my previous clients

Design against furSt Ives Memory BayEden ProjectSkyRespect for animalsPets at HomeSt Moritz Hotel

  • "Our brand wouldn't be the same without her on-going input. Just fab xx”
    - Justine Rogers, Dainty Dizzy

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • "Sarah is quality.  Not just her design but she is a pleasure to work with."
    - Bob Harper, Portfolio Marketing

  • "Sarah provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could" Discovery Leisure

  • “Logos received with a BIG thanks, Basically I love them all” 
    Helen Chuah, Giggling Baby Products

  • "i really like ur books my mommy reads them 2 me all the time ur really good at drawling and i want 2 be like u when i grow up :-)"  Natassia Flegal (hd fan)

  • "Thank you so much Sarah! What a fantastic set of illustrations for the first in our series of children’s books. We can’t wait to work with you on the second book!" Jane Archer-Wilms & Marlies Veenhof

  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

  • "You do have a very positive feel about everything you do. I do wish you continued success in all your work. All the best, SimonSimon James, Famous Children’s Book Illustrator

  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." - Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books

  • Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • Got home tonight and the books had arrived. Absolutely love them. My girlfriend loves your illustrations.” - Andrew Jeffery: 'Wolfboy Book'

  • “I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • "It won’t be a struggle working with Sarah, it’ll be a pleasure. Can’t recommend enough”
    - Richard Quick

  • Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • "Yes!!!! Wow…Love it!!! ..thanks so much, I absolutely the character design you have done for us!!! xx” Lisa Dell, Cornish Firewood

  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "I am absolutely THRILLED TO BITS with your illustrations! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!”
    - Susanna Jennicrai, Book Author