Smriti Halls

Delve into Smriti Halls and Steve Small's stunning picture book, 'I'm Sticking With You', and discover how the illustrations and words work together, how Smriti used rhyme breaks to tell the story, the importance of the characters' feelings and emotions, and more.
‘I’m Sticking With You’ with Smriti Halls

About The Author:

Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling British author whose books for children include ‘I Love You Night and Day’ (Publisher’s Weekly #1 bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller), ‘The Ways of the Wolf’ (English Association Non-Fiction Winner) and ‘Don’t Call Me Sweet’ (Booktrust Treasure Pack). Smriti worked for the BBC and across children’s publishing and television for twelve years, as a writer and commissioning editor. She began writing books of her own in 2012 and is now published in more than 30 languages worldwide. Smriti lives and works in London with her husband and three sons.

About The Illustrator:

Steve is a designer and illustrator based in London and is part of a team of animation directors at StudioAKA. He has worked on a wide variety of projects and still finds animation as fascinating as he did when he first watched Disney films as a kid. But then there are books… Steve says, ‘they don’t move and they don’t make a sound, yet they remain one of the finest ways to smuggle a story into our imagination. I’ve always been hooked on books and love the simple storytelling chemistry at work in picture books.’

About The Book:

Wherever you’re going, I’m going too.
Whatever you’re doing, I’m sticking with you.

It’s wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit… well… overbearing. This completely irresistible rhyming text by Smriti Halls is perfectly complemented by artwork from fantastic new picture book illustrator, Steve Small.

Praise for ‘I’m Sticking With You’:

‘Deftly humorous… a lovely book to cuddle up with’ – The Guardian
‘This celebration of friendship has future classic stamped all over it.’ – Daily Mail

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