Illustrator and artist Kate Knapp is a graduate of the Queensland College of Art. Her design studio, Twigseeds, produces cards, print, stationery and books. She is an Anglophile with a British mother and grandparents, and was inspired by The Magic Faraway Tree, Paddington Bear and Raymond Briggs's Father Christmas. She lives in Brisbane with her long term partner, but visits the UK every couple of years. Ruby Red Shoes was her first book, and has been shortlisted for local children's book illustration awards. This was followed by Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris and Ruby Red Shoes Goes to London.
With delicate, detailed illustrations, it's utterly charming: think
a modern Little Grey Rabbit. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller
has the tenderness of a modern Beatrix Potter -- Imogen Russell Williams * Metro *
a gorgeous book with the feel of a classic. The illustrations are beautiful... The writing is filled with energy, rhymes and beautiful ideas... This book is a delight and written with love. -- Jane Wills * Carousel magazine *