“Basil is a small dog in a big world” says the intro blurb on this book, and that’s exactly what he is – a small dog over flowing with character, who was brought to my attention by his owner Mary, a writer with a collection of children’s stories up her sleeve. Basil is a little bit of a local celebrity in the village he and Mary live in, and is much adored by the children who know him. Mary was inspired by his antics and adventures enough to write the stories initially intended just for those children. She has now written almost a dozen stories featuring Basil and other characters and I was delighted to be asked to be her illustrator for the series.
The first book, “Basil Comes Home” is due out within the next few weeks and the first preview copies will be available in local Hampshire bookshops this summer, if you prefer shopping online it will also be available through Amazon and Lulu.
If you can’t wait and want a sneaky peek…. Here’s Basil in a selection of pages from the book.