Owner and curator of Telling Tales, a bookshop in Hackney specialising in illustrated children's books to share her love of well designed books. Daisy lives in east London and is mother to Pip and Bea.
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I’m drawn to a book based on the cover - I know you shouldn’t but a beautiful or intriguing cover of a book is what wins me over. This is why I love picture books, it feels like the so much work is put into the cover and design of it that it is a work of art.
My favourites are always changing as I discover and find new or old books that I enjoy. There are so many to choose from, but if pushed at the moment Briony May Smiths’ illustrations in Imelda and the Goblin King, I am also enjoying reading Milly Molly Mandy to my eldest daughter (it’s very old fashioned, by Joyce Lankester Brisley) but lovely short stories!
My daughters love a bit of pink and princesses and I often get drawn into it all! Kitty Lacey is a hairdresser and stylist for princesses - with pink hair! Being friends with her or being her would be good fun - all the glitter and sparkle!
Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa
Marie Curie - Little People, Big Dreams
One Day on our Blue Planet: In the Savannah
Todd Tuell, Tad Carpenter
Ninja Ninja Never Stop
Jean Roussen and Loris Lora
Safe and Sound
As Time Passes
This is a really difficult question to answer! There are so many books that I love to read - whether my two girls would agree with my choices I’m not sure! They aren’t quite old enough for the Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton that I use to love reading so much so the two books that we all enjoy are Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - there is just so much fun and naughtyness in this book that it captures everyone's imagination! The Jolly Postman and other people’s letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg - who doesn’t like opening a letter and reading what’s inside (especially as we don’t get so many letters anymore!).