I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.

…ok, of course the title of this post isn’t a statement of truth, (you have read my All About Me page, right?!).

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. is actually the title of my debut picture book—I can’t believe that I’m actually typing those words! My debut picture book (humour me!) has been wonderfully illustrated by the marvellous Sharon Davey (Plum Pudding Illustration Agency) and crafted with the utmost care and attention by the team at David Fickling Books. Alice, Ness and Bronnie - thank you so, so much for helping to create my debut picture book, (final time, promise!).

I’ve gasped out loud - more than once - at how insightful Sharon’s illustrative interpretation has been. Sharon has added warmth, humour and over 1,000 (!) books to Mabel’s story…

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mabel. A girl who didn’t like books. Then one day, the books decided that enough was enough…

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. follows Mabel as she discovers the magic to be found inside the books that surround her.

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. will be published in the UK, on the 6th February 2020. Mabel will also be popping up in Germany (HarperCollins, August 2019), Romania, Denmark, Russia and Poland.

I can’t wait for you to join Mabel on her adventures.

A delightful picture book debut from author Emma Perry, teamed with Sharon Davey’s gorgeous illustrations in a brand-new style - these two are picture book stars in the making.” David Fickling Books.

“I love this book. For ever and ever. The end!” Michelle Robinson

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. is the first book in a two book deal with David Fickling Books. Can't wait to share more news soon.