I’m really excited to be able to reveal for you today, the cover of the latest picture book collaboration from Elli Woollard and Steven Lenton ‘Dinosaurs Don’t Draw’ which will be published on the 3rd May by Macmillan.
So without further ado here it is…….
This stunning cover has been lovingly created by the illustrator Steven Lenton, it’s bursting with beautiful vibrant colours that make you desperate to open the covers and take a peek. I adored Elli and Steven’s first picture book together ‘The Great Gran Plan’ with it’s wonderful mix of lively rhymes, irreverent humour and intricately detailed illustrations, so can’t wait to see what magic they have created.
Dinosaurs Don’t Draw
Dinosaurs don’t draw, they stamp and stomp and ROAR!
Dinosaurs chomp and clomp and stamp and stomp, but apparently they don’t ever draw. Except for one creative young dinosaur who just can’t seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art – much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family.
But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be.
Elli Woollard & Steven Lenton
Elli Woollard lives in London with her husband, four children, and a completely demented cat. She has written several picture books and young fiction books with some absolutely AMAZING illustrators, including the wonderful Steven Lenton (Dinosaurs Don’t Draw, The Great Gran Plan), Benji Davies (The Giant of Jum, The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight) and Laura Ellen Anderson (Swashbuckle Lil). When she’s not writing she’s generally singing. Luckily her family and neighbours seem very forgiving of this. You can find out more about Elli by following her on Twitter
Steven Lenton is an award winning illustrator based in Brighton. As well as designing and illustrating Elli’s wonderful stories, Steven also illustrates the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series by Tracey Corderoy, Frank Cottrell Boyce’s fiction titles and a brand new fiction series by Steven Butler called ‘The Nothing To See Here Hotel.’ You can find out more about Steven by following him on Twitter or visit his fantastic website.
Thank you to Steven, Elli and Macmillan for inviting me to host the cover reveal. I can’t wait to read this uplifting story about the joy and the power of art – and daring to be different.