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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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • "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 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)

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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 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

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

  • "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 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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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