How I present a picture book manuscript to publishers

I’ve received a lot of messages recently, asking for advice on how an author would present an idea for a picture book to an agent or publisher, and in particular whether to include illustration notes. So, (as promised) I thought it might be useful to show how I do it.

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The babies have left the building!

I’ve waved goodbye to My Sunbeam Baby, and the files are off to the printers. I have to admit it’s hard to let go — I had such fun painting every single one of those three hundred little babies. But they’ll be back... and there’ll be even more of them! (In the shops, in October.)

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