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Katy Halford

  • 5 stars across 17 books
    I was born in a small village in Leicestershire on a snowy winters morning in the year of '85. Ever since I have known, I have always loved to draw. I was told that from a young age, I used to always put eyelashes on the characters I drew. This became one of my distinct quirks and has stuck with me ever since! As a child, I used to create paper houses and shops and I would play for hours in these imaginary worlds, creating little stories and acting them out. I would say this is where my love for illustration started, and from then I continued to study the 'arts' at school and went on to graduate at Loughborough University with a degree in Illustration. I work from home, in a lovely house with a beautiful spacious garden. The garden is full of greenery and flowers and the birds are always singing. We have two bunny rabbits named Hubert and Esme, they are quite some characters! I am fascinated with people and animals and turning them into characters... I love to add patterns and details to clothing, add fun hairstyles, hats, glasses and lots of other accessories! Everything always starts off as a sketch and then I scan in the sketches and painted textures and work in Photoshop to add colour to my illustrations.
    7th February 2019

    Around The World in 80 Ways: The Fabulous Inventions that get us From Here to There

    A fascinating and engaging picture book exploring 80 exciting ways to travel, both past and present - from the obvious... More

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    8th June 2018

    Mariella, Queen of the Skies

    Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mu... More

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    1st August 2019

    Naughty Narwhal (PB)

    From the creators of Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop comes Naughty Narwhal - the cutest (and naughtiest) narwhal ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th October 2018

    Alice Goes to Hollywood: A Bloomsbury Young Reader: Gold Book Band

    A dazzlingly fun animal story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Alice the anteater has... More

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    6th September 2018

    Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop

    It's the unicorn book you never knew you needed ... until now! A story about friendship, acceptance and ra... More

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    1st August 2019

    Celebrations Around the World: The Fabulous Celebrations you Won't Want to Miss

    It's time to celebrate! From Christmas and Thanksgiving, to Diwali and Halloween, kids won't want to miss out ... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd October 2019

    Unicorn and the Rainbow Snow: a super sparkly rainbow poop adventure (PB

    From the creators of Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop comes a stupendously snowy story filled with fun, friendship ... More

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    1st November 2009

    My Friends and Me

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    5th September 2019

    Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop (BB)

    It's the unicorn book you never knew you needed ... now in a beautiful board book that's perfect for small childre... More

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    5th September 2019

    My Rainbow Unicorn Poop Journal (HB)

    From the bestselling creators of Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop comes this perfectly cute journal filled with fun ... More

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