Rejected insects from There's A Bug On My Arm. It goes against the theme of the book, but it was weighing on my conscience. I chose a stink bug over many other species because they get a lot of bad press. Like bed bugs. And mozzies. And flying ants. And scabies. And gnats. And midgies. And silverfish. And cockroaches. And stinging centipedes. And fire ants.
Is it that time again? My NEW picture book There's A Bug On My Arm That Won't Let Go is published today by HarperCollins Children's Books and can be found in shops. I hope it talks to you too.
An advance copy of the ALL NEW Charlie and Lola picture book from Lauren Child has appeared at the studio. If you like dogs, if you have a dog, but especially if you just want a dog more than anything, then this is the book for you. Fetch one from your nearest book shop. Now sit.
Look at the Little Shop next week if you'd like to get your claws on one of these Limited Edition prints. Signed and numbered on some nice not-quite-white luxury substrate – but tastefully done.
We're also giving away a signed print for one lucky contestant. Details will follow.