On Knitbone Pepper: “Heaven in a book for young animal fans.Lovereading4Kids

On Picklewitch and Jack: “A JOY of a book. Loved every page, gobbled it up in one afternoon” Michelle Harrison, author 

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Header illustrations by Ross Collins and Teemu Juhani.


  1. Hi,
    As an Usborne Organiser and recently finding your Knitbone Pepper books very popular with my customers, I was wondering if you had anymore plans for another book to add to this series?
    One girl has read your series 2 already and her Mum has only just bought them from me she absolutely loves the stories.
    Many Thanks
    Claire Scott


  2. Hello Claire, I’m very pleased to hear this and thank you! Yes, the fourth book in the series is coming out on April in April 2019, called ‘Knitbone Pepper and the Silver Phantom’. This one is about Martin’s special person – Winnie’s grandfather. Do say hello to the little girl concerned for me won’t you and tell her i’m really pleased she loves them.
    Warmest wishes
    Claire ( also!)


  3. So glad to hear your doing another book in the series. I bought a signed copy of the last circus tiger at a local bookshop. Our son loved it so I went searching for others, he was gutted when I told him we’d read them all.
    His favourite character is Orlando, which is funny as its our surname too. 😊It really has given him a love of stories. (Which I’m greatful for, as I couldn’t take much more of the dinosaur encyclopedia. The names are impossible to pronounce!😂)

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  4. Hello Suzanne and Vito! That’s so lovely to hear and thank you for letting me know, it means a lot. The fourth in the series is out on the 4th of April ( have you read the 3rd A Horse Called Moon by the way?) so there’s a whole new adventure coming. And your name is Orlando? How perfect!🐒 X


  5. We are very excited about the new book, Knitbone has been the best thing that we have read together, and Lottie is waiting very patiently for April! We have it on countdown! X

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  6. Hello 🙂
    I wanted to thank you for writing such an incredible book. I am mum to two wonderful children and we are unfortunately approaching our lovely dogs golden years. Your story has not only opened a gentle dialogue about what comes after but also had us rolling about in stitches when the writing takes us by surprise.
    One day I will write my own story and I can only hope that it holds half the style, character and wit of yours 🙂


  7. Dear Hannah, what a beautiful message. I’m very touched that Knitbone is helping and making you laugh. Thank you for your generous words. Warmest wishes to you, your children and those golden oldie dogs. See you on the bookshelves x


  8. Woof woof 🐶,
    I’m a Teaching Assistant at a Primary School and was lucky enough to sit in on your visit to some Year 5 & 6 children. I’m so pleased I got the opportunity 😊 your books are beautiful we’ve bought the first two for my animal mad 9 year old daughter Grace, who adores all creatures great and small . Upon our journey home from school we had to divert via the local book shop as my 11 year old son James who is too cool for school and footy mad wanted the first book and the Picklewitch and Jack book, I’m delighted as books that he enjoys are a thing that are few and far between! Thank for for inspiring him, and for bringing such beautiful books into existence I can’t wait to read them all , much love to you and all your four legged and two legged friends Sweetpea Smith 💐xxxx


  9. 😁😁😁 What a lovely message – thank you very much! They were such a fun audience. I hope Grace and James (VERY pleased he liked the sound of P&J) enjoy their books as much as I enjoyed writing them.


  10. Hello,I am a student at hill top primary and I would like to give you a big welldone😀I have been reading your books I love them so much!
    I’m am reading knit bone pepper and the ghost 👻 dog it’s really impressive so well done and I love your dog Luna and Sam
    From Kayla


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