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21st October 2019
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My Grandad can draw anything – BUT he can’t draw hands!


It seems all children love scribbling, drawing, colouring-in and expressing themselves through art. Not all children grow out of this passion: Chloe's Grandad, Neil, certainly didn't.
Chloe loves nothing better than watching her Grandad scribbling away at the kitchen table. It's like he can draw just about anything, well, anything except hands, that is. Chloe finds it most amusing watching Grandad nearly pulling his hair out with frustration trying to draw hands. They always turn out wobbly!
In fact this book was inspired by these real artistic gatherings of Chloe and her Grandad at their kitchen table, happily drawing.
Steve Burke has brought this funny and charming story to life with his hilarious caricatures of Chloe and her Grandad. See how his beautiful illustrations and the author’s hilarious rhymes tell the story of Grandad, the great artist, and how he finds himself in a right royal pickle when he is asked to draw The Queen performing her famous royal wave.
You've got to hand it to Chloe's Grandad because you'll laugh out loud when you see how he cleverly draws his way out of trouble and into Her Majesty’s favour.

My Grandad can draw anything by Neil Sullivan

ISBN: 9781787115156
UPC: 6-36847-01515-2


£7.99(UK), $10.99(US), 14.99(CAN)

  • Chloe’s Grandad can draw anything …
  • … but he can't draw hands!
  • Grandad is asked to draw The Queen. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Grandad almost has an ‘ART ATTACK!’
  • How can Grandad hide the fact that he can’t draw hands?
  • Find out how Grandad gets himself out of a right royal pickle
  • A funny, rhyming story about a talented artist with a problem
  • A charming story hilariously brought to life by Stephen Burke’s witty illustrations
  • This entertaining book will amuse both young children and adults alike
Neil has over 25 years’ experience in the advertising industry as a copywriter and art director, creating hundreds of funny TV ads. He has always had a keen interest in writing and drawing funny kids’ books and cartoons. He uses his communication skills to connect with parents and children alike. All his 'Ollie And Nina And ...' stories about his two dogs are based on insightful truths with a teeny bit of artistic license thrown in for added humorous effect. Neil likes to observe the silly doggie things Ollie and Nina do, and uses that as inspiration to create his cartoon strips.
Neil has two grandchildren, Chloe and Eve. He always has both of his grandchildren in mind while thinking up and writing his children's books. He is always thinking about how to make them laugh and show them new things that will make them think. Neil likes to include a dollop of education in his stories, helping children observe the world through interesting and colourful illustrations and intriguing and entertaining stories; sometimes told in clever and engaging rhyme.

Place of birth: Co Durham • Hometown: Stanley • Nearest city: Durham

HK5515 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £7.99 • 36 pages • 17 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-15-6 • UPC: 6-36847-01515-2
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