On My Way

by Sophie Masson

 
 
 

On my way to school, Mumma, guess what I saw? A pig chasing a wig! A goat rowing a boat!

This was a thoroughly pleasurable book to illustrate, and I’m grateful to both Sophie and Scholastic for trusting me to wrap a world of my own around such a clever and funny piece of writing.

Lisa Hoad reviewed the book for the CBCA’s website, Reading Time. She wrote:

“Young readers, no doubt, will pick up on the visual clues in Simon Howe’s exceptional illustrations. His full-spread woodland illustrations are steeped in the kind of magical mythology young readers will adore, with a troll, a dragon, a witch, and a ghost all making an appearance alongside the whimsical animals and beautifully painted nature scenes. Each colourful illustration is bathed in a richly organic, olive-green light, as if the story is unfolding beneath a dense forest canopy, deep within a woodland grove where faery folk might dwell”.

You can read the full review here.