JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility, and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child. Focus: Empathy, self-efficiency, confidence.
Georgie Birkett was born in Kent. She completed her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton in 1996. In 2008 she won in the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Is This My Nose? (Red Fox).
Jess grew up in a large family a few miles north of London and has always loved children’s picture books, especially ones that make her laugh. She became a full-time illustrator in the 1990s and has since gone on to illustrate over 50 books for children. “The Big Red Rock” is her debut author-illustrated children’s picture book.