Born in the windy north of England to a family of cartoonists and painters, it’s no surprise that Nicola Slater has become a leading children’s book illustrator. Her status as a popcorn aficionado is another gift, but one with more uncertain origins.
Influenced by the likes of Charles Schulz, Mary Blair and The Muppet Show, Nicola was extremely excited to collaborate with Stuart Heritage on their new book Jonathan the Magic Pony. We caught up with her to talk about her favourite children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the magic trick she’d most like to learn.
You may have heard about the abraca-chaos that Jonathan the Magic Pony causes – now you can hear from Stuart Heritage, the brilliant author behind all of Jonathan’s magical attempts to bring back Sarah’s bear.
Games & activities
Learn how to draw Jacqueline Wilson character Clover Moon with illustrator Nick Sharratt, in this step-by-step video.