Gillie Can Series Wins Dragonfly Award

Gillie Can Series Wins Award

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The Gille Can Series, created by Happydesigner (Sarah-Leigh Wills) has only been out for sale for a few months, so we weren’t expecting it to start winning awards yet, but that’s only what it’s gone and done! To our absolute joy the first book, “Gillie Can Share” has been awarded a Purple Dragonfly award for the “Picture Books 5 & Younger” category. Whilst we’re obviously really proud of the book, and we know it’s something special, it’s absolutely wonderful to see that other people agree with us and want to award us prizes for it. You can read a full list of the winners here.

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“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.

You can buy your own copy of Gillie Can Share from this site (see link below) and find out for yourself what the judges enjoyed so much about the book. Sarah has been absolutely inundated with illustrating books for other people this year, all of the latest projects are on our gallery pages, as well as writing for Gillie, making videos for the books and generally getting it all up and running. So keep your eyes on the website, as there’s plenty more to come from Gillie yet!

Books in the series…

childrens-book-illustratorGillie 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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