Smriti Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling
children's author whose books include the No. 1 bestseller I
Love You Night and Day, T-Veg and Don't Call Me
Sweet. She is published in over 30 languages. Her stories,
sometimes fast-paced and funny, sometimes lyrical and tender, are
always full of heart and speak to the child in all of us.
Previously Smriti worked at the BBC and across children's
publishing and television as a writer and commissioning editor for
twelve years. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.
Find her online www.smriti.co.uk and follow her on Instagram as
@smriti_halls_author and on Twitter @SmritiPH.
David Litchfield first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones "mash up" comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. David's first author/illustrator picture book The Bear & The Piano won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. He has also illustrated picture books for authors Ross Montgomery, Andy Stanton and Sally Lloyd-Jones, as well as book covers for David Almond, Kate DiCamillo, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. Follow David on instagram @david_c_litchfield on twitter @dc_litchfield and visit his website www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com.
A stylish picture book about how there is always a way out of
darkness. * The Sunday Times *
The story is a lyrical ode to optimism, resilience and friendship, illuminated by Litchfield's dazzling textured art. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
Hope is also invoked in Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield. First released as a free e book, this dreamlike vision of a girl and fox travelling from darkness and difficulty to a blaze of morning light offers, with its few well-chosen words and heart-lifting illustrations, a moving message of perseverance and eventual joy. * The Guardian *
This book is a path from darkness and sorrow towards the wonder of the light of hope. Whether the answer to the last few weeks, year or a hard day, I found my heart softening and opening as I soaked in the message of this book. David Litchfield's illustrations feel like being enveloped in warmth. * wanderingbookseller - Instagram *
David Litchfield's dramatic or warm illustrations are lovely. The rhyming text and the detailed pictures make this an attractive book for young children. * The School Librarian *