Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.
superlative comedy -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian *
Cleverly capturing the dynamics of childhood arguments and rivalries, Hood's brilliant graphic illustrations are an absolute stand out. * The Bookseller *
The bold and inventive use of colour, eye-catching designs and a story full of wisdom, dry humour and a child's eye view of the world, are guaranteed to win the hearts of readers young and old * Lancashire Evening Post *
Every detail ... is crisply brilliant, without a wasted word or line * Times Literary Supplement *
Enormous fun * Kirkus *