I’m a Brit who was born in Kampala, Uganda, and raised in East and West Africa and at a boarding school in England’s New Forest (which is nothing of the sort—it’s very old. Charles I was in it, so how new can it be?).
I came to the United States in 1989. Just for a year. I’m still here.
The first book I ever read all the way through was The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear. Things have not been the same since.
I am very grateful.
About My Work
I get to do the best job in all the world—tell stories. (You mostly get in trouble for that when you're little, but when you grow up you can get away with it. Even get paid to do it.)
And I get to work for the best bosses in all the world—children.
I am so excited about my new picture book for Candlewick, Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book. It's terribly silly (which is good for my bosses) and terribly practical (which is good for their parents) and when it’s all said and done— let’s be honest— who of us doesn’t, at some point, need to go? And if you’re going to go, why not SKIP?
I've written some other books as well, which you can read about on my website! (If you are a kid then I'm sure you can find it immediately. If you are a grown-up and you’re having trouble, then I’m sure you can find a child to help you.)
Three Things You Don't Know About Me
1. I've performed at Carnegie Hall. (No, not singing —reading!)
2. I have a couple of music albums (Really. It’s true.)
3. I've lived in five different countries (not including The Land of Make Believe and Narnia, which would actually make it seven).