Monday, August 13, 2012

Elephantantrum: Gillian Shields

Elephantantrum is debut picture book by Cally Johnson-Isaacs written by Gillian Shields and published by Hodder Children's Books.

Cally studied illustration and graphic design, and since graduating she worked in the children's design industry. She spent six years as an in-house artist for Hallmark greeting-cards before she decided to be a freelance illustrator. Her long time dream to publish a children's book came true with her book Elephantantrum

The story goes like this: "Ellie has everything, but she wants more. She wants an elephant. And she won't eat or sleep or brush her hair until she gets one! But when she finally gets her wish, the elephant decides to teach Ellie a thing or two about manners!"

The front cover of the book will make you want to pick it up and take a peak inside. Cally sent me a few images from the book which has some lovely owl graphics. To learn more about the characters get yourself a copy now from here.