Nursery rhymes for feminist times - a collection of wonderfully funny popular nursery rhymes and poems reworked with a feminist twist
Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five - a slim
volume about cats written in pencil and stitched together with a
painfully blunt needle so that it looked like a 'real' book. After
that, there was no turning back. Having been fired from her
Saturday job - selling cowboy boots on the Kings Road - for chewing
gum, and after a brief career as a reptile vet's assistant, she
worked as a copywriter and had her first picture book published at
the age of 21 (which she wrote whilst pretending to be busy
creating adverts for cognac).
She has since written over 300 books and has won several awards, which are arranged in the attic where she works, along with her collection of caterpillars, pink-toed tarantula skins and live locusts. Jeanne has a keen interest in Natural History and has lost count of the number of species featured in her books, including everything from slugs to sloths. She is currently into corvids - especially Nosy Crows.
Isabelle Follath is a freelance illustrator living in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and daughter, where she creates pictures for books and many other things. She loves drawing all sorts of characters, mixing colours and drinking an alarming amount of coffee. When she is not illustrating you can find her searching for the perfect vintage nib or trying rearrange her watercolours of which she has far too many.