WINNER OF BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR

MY SISTER IS A DOG

Well, not literally. Both my sisters might take issue with that statement.

But as 2023 kicks off, I'm really excited that a NEW BOOK is now out, starring my very own WILLOW the Labradoodle.

Joe thinks the dog next door is trying to kill him - but Willow just wants to make him understand something. That she's his sister.

Although this is a comedy story, it's also got some emotional bits going on. And it features loads of Willow's real life doggy mates who we have met up the local park over the years and whose humans have become good friends of mine, too.

Had a brilliant launch event at my local library on February 4. It was canine chaos... but all the furry friends actually behaved brilliantly!

The actual dogs from the story - Left to Right: Zing, Kizzy, WIllow, Loki and Bert (with their humans).

Was also so excited to have the brilliant Alison Cook (@pingsweetie) with me to talk about her illustrations - and what it's like to be the  animal artist at Marwell Zoological Park. Absolutely fascinating.