Animal Hotel

Hey Buttertart Books fans! I wanted to post a book that I worked on a couple of years ago. It was a story I wanted to try and illustrate myself (common theme for me, I guess) and it was extremely educational. Anyway, have a look and let me know what you think!




3 Fine Caterpillars

Hello, Buttertart Books friends! I’ve got some fun sneak-peeks to show you about our latest book…3 Fine Caterpillars!

Aw, poor Daffodil. He’s so sad. (Note: I’m just calling him Daffodil to amuse myself. He doesn’t have a name in the book.)

Aw. Don’t worry. The story has a happy ending. 🙂


Stay tuned for more! It’s slow going, but it’s going!

Thoughts on illustration…

Know what’s more work than I imagined it would be? Illustrating a book! I’m working on my first board book, 3 Fine Caterpillars. It’s in rhyme, and I’m pretty darn pleased about how the story part turned out. I’m now in the process of making the pages fun and engaging and interesting to look at.

I have a lot of respect for illustrators. A LOT.

As someone who naturally thinks in words, illustration isn’t as natural for me…but I’m learning. I wrote a book called “The Animal Hotel” and it has never seen the light of day. Not because I dislike the story, but because the art was such a learning curve. Some pages I’m totally happy with. Other pages…not so much. I did the whole thing in cut paper (I think that’s my style) and each page featured a different animal.

I’m thinking of posting the story here for honest creative feedback.

And, if nothing else, you’ll get a good giggle from some of the less awesome animals.


Meet Some Pretty Fine Caterpillars!

Hello, Buttertart Books fans! We’ve been busy at work  behind the scenes. Duck Fort is out (yay) and we’ve begun work on a new book: Three Fine Caterpillars. It’s early days, but I wanted to show you a sneak peek of the art:


We’re trying to decide what the best style is, but according to our Facebook poll, Caterpillar 1, Style 1 is the fan favourite. Which do you prefer?