PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK

Playing Hide and Seek, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Playing Hide and Seek, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

This image is from one of my picture books, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS. I believe children are fascinated by bugs so keep adding them to my books. On this page Duddley and his bug friends are all playing hide and seek together.

FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS COVER

Cover of the picture book, Fuddley Duddley Makes Friends, by Elizabeth B Martin

Cover of the picture book, Fuddley Duddley Makes Friends, by Elizabeth B Martin

This is the front cover of my picture book, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS, about a yorkie (inspired by my dog Henry) meeting birds and bugs in his garden. I believe children are fascinated by bugs, so I keep adding them to my books.

HENRY WITH A DAISY

Henry With A Daisy, By Elizabeth B Martin

Henry With A Daisy, By Elizabeth B Martin

This is an illustration of Henry having a serious discussion with a daisy and and the bugs in the garden. He had been having too good a time squishing the daisies and chasing the bugs. He hadn't realized he was being too rough! Henry is based on my Yorkie who seems to wiggle himself into many of my books. You can read the whole book for free in my Gallery.

BUGS ON JASMINE'S WALLS

Bugs on Jasmine's Walls, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Bugs on Jasmine's Walls, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Jasmine’s imaginary friend is a cat called Boo. They both love bugs and decide to decorate the walls of her room with flowers and stick-on bugs.

This seemed to me a fun project that should go in my book. I did receive a rather disconcerting critique informing me that moms would not buy a book encouraging their daughters to paint their walls. I think she might have had a point. What a shame children don’t get to choose their own books as I think they would have agreed with Jasmine that this was a splendid idea.

You can check out Jasmine and Boo's decorating ideas and the entire book in a free slide show in my gallery.