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A Round-Up of Our Latest Releases!

So it turns out that October and November are busy times in the world of publishing! With authors desperately trying to release their books in time for Christmas, the paint brushes have been flying here at the Happydesigner studios. But what have we been working on, I hear you cry? Allow us to show you!

Annie’s Grannies

Cooking Calamity

Written By Darron Jon Love

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Annie is a normal 10 year old girl. Her parents often go away to do boring work things, which means she gets to spend lots of time with her hopeless grannies. handprintThey’re always up to something and it never quite goes the way it’s supposed to. annies granniesThe most simple of things become complicated in their hands and the consequences are hilarious. Today they’re painting and decorating…

…what could possibly go wrong!

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Annie’s Grannies is all about Annie, who often has to spend days being looked after by her Grannies. They seem to get into all kinds of mishaps! Whether it’s painting a door shut, starting fires by accident or pouring eggs and flour all of themselves, the Grannies seem unable to do anything without something going wrong! Thankfully Annie is there to help out, and she always learns a valuable life lesson along the way. These colourfully illustrated books are great fun, with rhyming stories and plots that keep everyone laughing.

 

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You can get your hands on this wonderful book here:

www.darronjonlove.com

 

Victoria Mouse Series

Victoria Mouse Visit’s Shakespeare’s Globe

Written by Tanya Page

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Victoria Mouse loves nothing more than going on an adventure, and quite often she helps others along the way! Whether it’s changing the time in London by visiting Big Ben, helping cats to find homes or finding a way to make sure a guard horse can meet the Queen, Victoria manages to make someone’s day and always has fun along the way! Of course, once she has had her day out she’s always ready for a cup of tea and a big bit of cheese.

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Follow Victoria Mouse as she adventures all over London, getting under feet and into scrapes! Because she’s so small she can fit into all kinds of unexpected places, and can see London in a way that us humans aren’t able to. Your kids will love these exciting stories, colourful illustrations full of detail, and the charming and smart Victoria, who is as kind as she is fun!

Tanchildrens book illustratorya writes children’s books & is the author of the ‘Victoria Mouse’ and ‘Chilli & Pickles’ stories. The Globe theatre has already sold out of “Victoria Mouse visits Shakespeare’s Globe” and has ordered another set to sell in their shop!

Head to Tanya’s website to buy any of her books, including the Victoria Mouse series.

 

Birdham Bear

Birdham Bear’s First Christmas

Written by Lynne Healy

Birdham Bear is a very special teddy bear. He has just been knitted and is now in a hurry to discover the world!children's illustration

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Join him on his first adventure – a trip across the field beyond the garden to visit the oak tree. Meet his new friends Mr Fox and Quercus the oak fairy, and discover the wonder of nature and the fairy realm. As Birdham discovers his unique gift for the world, children will be inspired to think about theirs.

Birdham Bear’s First Christmas is a simply lovely tale of a little bear who wants to make sure everyone gets to enjoy Christmas. He even makes sure Douglas, the Christmas Fir, is happy, and especially looks after his Fox friends. Douglas has another secret too, and through that Birdham Bear learns a lot about what Christmas can mean to everyone. Does he stay awake long enough to meet Father Christmas? You’ll have to read it to find out! The perfect Christmas bedtime story, Birdham Bear’s First Christmas will go down with little (and big!) kids alike.

Birdham Bear has his very own website, where you can buy all kinds of Birdham Bear goodies, as well as books! Have a look here.

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These are a few of the latest releases from the Happydesigner painting rooms, but there are loads more to come! We’re especially excited about Sarah’s new books, the Gillie Can series. Keep an eye here and our social media for more information about those!

A few of my previous clients

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  • “Books arrived safely today- I am absolutely delighted with how they look – I can’t thank you enough – you’ve made my dream come true :)” – Jane Collins

  • "Sarah is amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • Sarah really understood the brief right from the beginning and has been able to translate my ideas and mental images, that at times were quite specific, into magical illustrations that are better than I’d ever hoped. She has absolutely nailed it!” – Gareth Edwards

  • Sarah has a great insight into how to best produce a children’s book and is really helpful in getting you there! I really cannot recommend Sarah enough – brilliant designer, friendly and professional. The experience has been a great one!“ – Jodie Jackson
  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "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

  • "Outstanding illustrator with exceptional talent. You couldn’t wish for a better artist, as it would be impossible to find. Such a spectacular gifted designer who is always happy!" - Rachel Lake

  • "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'

  • “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 am so happy that I found Sarah to bring my book to life. Sarah took the time to listen and really made the effort to make sure that I was happy and her brilliant designs translated the words of my book into a beautiful visual story." - Jodie Jackson

  • "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 quickly understood what I wanted to achieve and the look I was after. Sarah kept me informed and brought me into the whole process” – Darron Jon Love

  • “Sarah was lovely to work with and keen to make sure that the illustrations were a perfect match for the story. It’s obvious that she really cares about her work and wants you, the author, to be happy with the final results.” – Marion Adams

  • "It's been great working with Sarah as our illustrator! She's been so great in taking all feedback on board and delivers work of the highest standard. Would 100% recommend :-)" - Michelle Gibbs, Doodle Dozen Series
  • 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

  • “Thank you, Sarah, for the amazing work you did on the illustrations for my book. Working with you has been so easy thanks to your enthusiasm, flexibility, support, professionalism and, of course, the amazing quality of your work." – Stuart Neath

  • "I can’t speak highly enough of Sarah! She has brought Roopert Snoopert to life in a way I could never have imagined.
    The illustrations are fantastic! Sarah keeps you update with progress from the draft stage right through to sign off." - Paul Micklewright
  • “Sarah’s advice has been invaluable, she could have just illustrated my first attempt but knew there was more to be had from the story and pointed me towards the right help." – Darron Jon Love

  • "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

  • "Sarah loves her work, her friendly ‘can do’ approach is reassuring whether you’re on your first or tenth book."  – Darron Jon Love
  • “Sarah’s re-branding of my business has given it a much needed fresh and quirky feel. She 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 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

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

  • “When we first contacted Sarah, Dainty Dizzy was a concept;  an idea to be shaped into a brand.  Sarah took this idea and illustrated it perfectly….and our brand look and feel was born.” – Dainty Dizzy