Lara Jones was known and admired for her bright, jewel-like colours and her adorable, engaging characters. She studied Fine Art at Cheltenham College of Art, where she tackled enormous paintings on a stepladder. Lara's wish was always to recreate in her illustrations the magic and joy of being a child and to capture the essence of a child's delight in discovering new experiences. This gives Poppy Cat its enduring appeal. Lara won the Sheffield Baby Book Award (Bronze Award) for GOODNIGHT POPPY CAT in 2004, and the Booktrust Early Years Book Award for POPPY CAT'S FARM in 2005. Lara died in March 2010.
"This bright and colourful board book is perfect for teaching inquisitive toddlers to count." --Parents in Touch, on Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure