Happy World Book Day!

Play our fun games to celebrate!

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Play Our World Book Day Inspired Games!

Today is World Book Day, a day beloved of parents and teachers alike (as long as you are creative enough to make an outfit!) and a day that kids get to revel in the world of books and the characters that books contain. In order to get into the spirit of things, we created three games to celebrate books in an engaging and fun way! Of course, books should be fun and engaging but we appreciate that sometimes kids need a little encouragement, and the ones who already love books can enjoy fun games!

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The Wordsearch

We created this fab wordsearch that contains titles of Happydesigner books, all of which can be found here. If you want to fill it in online, here’s the link – honestly, wordsearches online are great, what a fab idea! But if you’d rather print it off then go right ahead and then colour it in with your favourite crayon.


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We came up with some anagrams that you can unscramble. They are based on famous children’s books – but can you guess which ones they are?*

1. batches trowel
2. inky wallow
3. ah forgetful
4. perry throat
5. downhills wine wit

Good luck!

*Answers are listed at the bottom of this blog to save all-night head scratching!


We created a crossword based on characters from famous children’s stories. It isn’t very, very hard, but it should tax your brain a little. Have a go and see who you find!

Whatever you do this World Book Day, make sure you have a fun day and use it to connect with some of your favourite characters. Perhaps today is a good day to introduce the children in your life to some fab new books!

Anagram answers:

  1. Charlotte’s Web
  2. Willy Wonka
  3. The Gruffalo
  4. Harry Potter
  5. The Wind in the Willows

A few of my previous clients

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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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'

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

  • 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

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

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

  • "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