Rod Waters is a writer and illustrator based in London and has worked with The Folio Society, The Spectator, The Independent, Nelson Thornes, The N.H.S., The Tower of London, Virgin Atlantic, Clifton Nurseries, The Surveyor, and MJ Magazine. He holds a Guinness World Record for cycling between Paris and London in just over 14 hours in 1997.
PubWest Book Design Contest Silver Award Winner: Children's/Young Adult Illustrated "Eric's Big Day is an adorable story with charming illustrations that even adults can appreciate" |A beautifully illustrated, up-tempo adventure that teaches the value of helping others." -- Bicycling magazine "A sweet and lovely little storybook by London-based writer and illustrator Rod Waters" |Perfect for bike-crazed kids and parents." -- Experience Life magazine "A sweet story about helping strangers in need." -- School Library Journal "First published in France, this winsome picture book has vitality, careful pacing, and an unexpected twist near the end. Children will enjoy watching the capable boy help inept adult cyclists with his can-do attitude and his trusty supplies, and they'll root for a happy ending for him and for Emily. Created by an English writer-illustrator-cyclist, the story holds together well, but the beautifully drawn, spare ink drawings, tinted with restrained watercolor washes, really make this picture book stand out." -- Booklist of the American Library Association "A children's book you can buy at a bike shop? Yep. " |[A] beautifully illustrated, whimsical read for kids about a boy's adventure as he's drawn into a bike race." --Triathlete magazine "Eric's Big Day is a beautifully written and drawn children's book by Brit Rod Waters." -- Slowtwitch.com "The art is cute, simple and evocative" |The combination of bicycles and values I believe in makes this book a big winner." -- Red Kite Prayer