Wednesday, 1 February 2017

BOOK RELEASE COUNTDOWN...


Alex Barrow and I have two new books coming out on 9th February 2017!

A Roller-coaster Ride Around the Body published by Franklin Watts
"A body book with a difference! Get on the roller-coaster ride for a visually-led, fast-paced treat, with rhythmic text and wacky illustrations by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees." 
Available to pre-order from Amazon 
AND...
If I had a dinosaur published by Thames & Hudson
"A witty and charmingly illustrated bedtime story about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own"
‘Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text scans perfectly, and is pleasingly complemented by Alex Barrow's simple, impactful illustrations … It is a joy to be able to pick up a book about dinosaurs featuring a main character who is female, and yet whose gender is utterly irrelevant to the storyline’ – Teach Early Years






If I had a dinosaur has been long-listed for the BookTrust's Time to Read campaign. 


Available to pre-order from Amazon

Sir David Attenborough photographed for the Guardian by David Levene 2016
If I had a dinosaur was originally inspired by Sir David Attenborough's BB programme: Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur !

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BACKGROUND information...

My first picture book - called A Possum's Tail - is a collaboration with brilliant illustrator Alex Barrow and came out 6th February 2014. A second book called London Calls! is a whistlestop tour of London, led by a Pearly grandma and her granddaughter. London Calls! came out on 4th September 2014 and is my second book with Alex Barrow. A Possum's Tail was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both books are by Tate Publishing.

As well as writing children's books and for children's television, I do both private and commercial art commissions, a selection of which you can see here.
The children's shoes are part of an ongoing series of "first shoes", including several cards commissioned by the Almanac Gallery.

Hand-drawn, bespoke invitations, announcements, portraits and menus, such as the examples here are also available upon request..

Any enquiries please email: gabbydawnay@gmail.com

OKIDO MAGAZINE AND TV

I've been a regular contributor to children's art and science magazine OKIDO since 2007. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY (WOW) beautiful Okido!

An Okido animated kids tv show, based on characters from the magazine is currently in production with Doodle/Squintopera http://www.doodle-productions.com. The original adaptation of the show (co-created/adapted by myself, producer Ceri Barnes and Doodle Productions) was acquired by CBeebies. 52 x 11 minute episodes will be coming to a screen near you soon in 2015.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................
N E W S F L A S H! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO Series TWO is now in production, following a super-successful 52 episode first series!

CBeebies

CBeebies
OKIDO

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet
Okido Cartoon Forum 2011

Happy Birthday OKIDO!

Happy Birthday OKIDO!
Okido was 5 years old this issue...the wonderful art and science magazine for kids I've been lucky enough to have worked on for the past - 8 - years now