Illustrator:

Matthew Forsythe

Book Cover - The Bad Mood and the Stick

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Curley is a little girl who has been dogged by a bad mood for hours, since her mother passed an ice cream shop without buying her a cone. When Curley finds a stick, she pokes her brother with it, cheers up, and the bad mood transfers to her mum. Thus the bad mood, in the shape of a cloud, is passed from person to person in a manner reminiscent of DC Thomson’s 1970s cartoon strip A-Choo: The Story of a Sneeze Looking for Somewhere to Happen.

Book Cover - The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs

When Ken Nedimyer was little, Nasa was just sending its first rockets, and then men, in to space. But while the whole world looked to the unknown realms of space for inspiration, Ken was far more interested in the unknown here on Earth – in the ocean. As a young man he collected hundreds of fish and sea specimens in his home-town near the Florida Keys, and as an adult he went on to form the Coral Restoration Foundation, an organisation which works to rebuild coral reef colonies all over the world.