THE BEAT BOX CIRCUS

THE BEAT BOX CIRCUS

I was recently commissioned by musician, Lorie Wolf, to illustrate some pages for her new book concept ‘The Beat Box Circus’. The project involved drawing all sorts of happy animals performing tricks, alongside contemporary decorative text... something right up my street. How could I turn it down?

Try to read the text as fast as possible to create a drumming beat with your tongue.

For example try this: Boots n Cats, Boots n Cats. Boot City Cat City, Boot City Cat City.

HOOTY AND THE STARRY NIGHT

HOOTY AND THE STARRY NIGHT

Due to the success of 'A little Owl Called Hooty', he's coming back!

Overcoming his fear of flying, he now glides high through the night sky with ease, but now has a new question for his swanky friends - "What are those bright sparkly dots in the sky, and where do they come from?"

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Publisher - Swankypantsbooks

HOOTY AND THE STARRY NIGHT

HOOTY AND THE STARRY NIGHT

Due to the success of 'A little Owl Called Hooty', he's coming back!

Overcoming his fear of flying, he now glides high through the night sky with ease, but now has a new question for his swanky friends - "What are those bright sparkly dots in the sky, and where do they come from?"

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Publisher - Swankypantsbooks

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

Yasmin and Yo Yo are two naughty squirrels. One day in late summer they see a beautiful apple tree that's laden with juicy apples, just perfect for their winter food store. 

They set out with their baskets to pick them all when something rather mysterious happens...

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

 

Yasmin and Yo Yo are two naughty squirrels. One day in late summer they see a beautiful apple tree that's laden with juicy apples, just perfect for their winter food store. 

They set out with their baskets to pick them all when something rather mysterious happens...

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

THE MYSTERIOUS APPLES

Yasmin and Yo Yo are two naughty squirrels. One day in late summer they see a beautiful apple tree that's laden with juicy apples, just perfect for thei winter food store. 

They set out with their baskets to pick them all when something rather mysterious happens...

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

In 2016 I was fortunate enough to leave the studio for 2 months to travel around South East Asia.

Being obsessed with wildlife, the most memorable day was spent at Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, where I had the opportunity to see a diverse range of animals living completely free. The highlight of the day was when a Sloth Bear suddenly appeared and gradually approached the vehicle that we were in. Eleri and I, as well as our guide, were the only people that saw the illusive bear that day. Our guide, who works seven days a week at the park, said he hadn't seen one in over six months and had never seen one that close before. Something I will always remember. 

I produced this illustration as a gift for Eleri. Without her I would never have been on the trip. 

THE BEATBOX CIRCUS

THE BEATBOX CIRCUS

I was recently commissioned by musician, Lorie Wolf, to illustrate some pages for her new book concept ‘The Beat Box Circus’. The project involved drawing all sorts of happy animals performing tricks, alongside contemporary decorative text... something right up my street. How could I turn it down?

Try to read the text as fast as possible to create a drumming beat with your tongue.

For example try this: Boots n Cats, Boots n Cats. Boot City Cat City, Boot City Cat City.

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room… and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics and secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when there’s a secret that no one wants to talk about? It just gets bigger and bigger, until it fills the room…and then, BOOM! 

Well, there is a secret in Cody’s family. And that secret is becoming a real problem—a really HUGE problem—actually, five huge problems! But his family doesn’t believe him, so he has to figure out how to fix it, all by himself, before the problems wreck his family’s life! 

The Elephants in the Living Room is a chapter book about a loving family's dynamics, secrets, and how important communication is in the end.

Written by Shannon Fay & Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
 

 

A Wintry Tail, Rosie & Twitch

A Wintry Tail, Rosie & Twitch

A preview into future publications from Swankpants

The Mysterious Apples & Hooty Book Covers

The Mysterious Apples & Hooty Book Covers

The Mysterious Apples

Yasmin and Yo Yo are two naughty squirrels. One day in late summer they see a beautiful apple tree that's laden with juicy apples, just perfect for there winter food store. 

They set out with their baskets to pick them all when something rather mysterious happens...

A Little Owl Called Hooty

The story follows little Hooty who is left alone when his brothers and sisters leave the nest. Sadly, the poor owl is afraid of heights and is too scared to move from the tree. And while his siblings have lots of fun flying around, little Hooty's friends rally around to help him get over his fear. Can Swankypants and Chatterbox find Hooty the help he needs? 

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks       

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A LITTLE OWL CALLED HOOTY

A LITTLE OWL CALLED HOOTY

The story follows little Hooty who is left alone when his brothers and sisters leave the nest. Sadly, the poor owl is afraid of heights and is too scared to move from the tree. And while his siblings have lots of fun flying around, little Hooty's friends rally around to help him get over his fear. Can Swankypants and Chatterbox find Hooty the help he needs? 

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks       

A LITTLE OWL CALLED HOOTY

A LITTLE OWL CALLED HOOTY

The story follows little Hooty who is left alone when his brothers and sisters leave the nest. Sadly, the poor owl is afraid of heights and is too scared to move from the tree. And while his siblings have lots of fun flying around, little Hooty's friends rally around to help him get over his fear. Can Swankypants and Chatterbox find Hooty the help he needs? 

Written by Diana C Vickery
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Swankypantsbooks       

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

Have you ever felt "different" or left out? Well that's how nine-year-old Kris feels at his new school when he gets excluded from joining the basketball team. He knew that because he didn't look the same as everyone else, they would be reluctant to give him a chance. Kris's father teaches him a lesson of God's sovereignty and love. He teaches his son that he is fearfully and wonderfully created to be used by God. Kris learns that God is able to use our "differences for purpose"!

Written by Khadijah Abdus-Salaam

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

Have you ever felt "different" or left out? Well that's how nine-year-old Kris feels at his new school when he gets excluded from joining the basketball team. He knew that because he didn't look the same as everyone else, they would be reluctant to give him a chance. Kris's father teaches him a lesson of God's sovereignty and love. He teaches his son that he is fearfully and wonderfully created to be used by God. Kris learns that God is able to use our "differences for purpose"!

Written by Khadijah Abdus-Salaam

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

WHY DID GOD MAKE ME DIFFERENT?

Have you ever felt "different" or left out? Well that's how nine-year-old Kris feels at his new school when he gets excluded from joining the basketball team. He knew that because he didn't look the same as everyone else, they would be reluctant to give him a chance. Kris's father teaches him a lesson of God's sovereignty and love. He teaches his son that he is fearfully and wonderfully created to be used by God. Kris learns that God is able to use our "differences for purpose"!

Written by Khadijah Abdus-Salaam