The Lion Who Couldn’t Read


Illustrator & Author


Children’s Picture Book




Children’s Picture Book

I originally wrote and illustrated The Lion Who Couldn’t Read when I was 5 years old for a competition my mum entered me into (no consent…!)

The book won the competition out of a pool of 70 submissions and I was featured in the local St Albans paper for my efforts (somewhat oblivious / scared of the man in a lion costume though I was…).

I re-visited the book as a personal project in 2016 and in 2020 I raised a small amount of money towards the NHS PPE crowdfunding attempt at the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Front cover

Sample page

Sample page 2

Sample page 3

Final page