Daisy Hirst

Daisy Hirst

  • 5 stars across 14 books
Daisy Hirst is from London and lives in Cambridge. She has wanted to write and illustrate picture books since before she could write. She studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, but never stopped reading picture books or doodling, and went on to study Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, completing her MA in 2013. Daisy is the author and illustrator of several books including The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head , Hilda and the Runaway Baby , Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! (featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories), Hamish Takes the Train and I Do Not Like Books Anymore! , which has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award. Her debut, The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head , was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Book Award in the US and shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize. An early version of Hilda and the Runaway Baby won the Lara Jones Award in the 2012 Macmillan Prize. Daisy also makes prints, comics and greetings cards, runs children's and adults' workshops and once built a sailing boat called Loris.
1st October 2020

Monster Clothes

Monstrously funny clothes combinations to delight little monsters everywhere!When monsters get up in the morning, they h... MoreMonster Clothes

(5 reviews) Review
3rd March 2016

Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

Brother and sister monsters fall out and make up in spectacular style in this warm, witty story from the creator of The ... MoreAlphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

(4 reviews) Review
5th February 2015

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

A poetic and original picture book about the value of friendship from a remarkable new author. A beautifully bold and f... MoreThe Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

(4 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

Monster Food

Monstrously funny food choices to delight little monsters everywhere!Some monsters eat peaches, some monsters eat pears,... MoreMonster Food

(4 reviews) Review
6th June 2019

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself... MoreI Do Not Like Books Anymore!

(3 reviews) Review
2nd February 2017

Hilda and the Runaway Baby

A fresh, warm-hearted story of finding new friendship from Daisy Hirst, one of the most exciting new voices in children'... MoreHilda and the Runaway Baby

(2 reviews) Review
6th June 2019

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

The third title featuring loveable monster sister and brother Natalie and Alphonse!Natalie and Alphonse mostly like livi... MoreAlphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

(2 reviews) Review
6th October 2022

Monsters Go

How do monsters like to travel? Scooter, bus or … rabbit?There’s more than one way for a little monster to travel! Skeet... MoreMonsters Go

(2 reviews) Review
2nd February 2023

Get Real, Mallory!

What if one of your drawings became real?Nomi loves drawing dogs, but finds them difficult to draw. It's much easier to ... MoreGet Real, Mallory!

(2 reviews) Review
23rd July 2020

I Like Trains

I like trains. I like playing with my train. I like putting all the animals on board so they can go off on a journey.Sma... MoreI Like Trains

(1 review) Review
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