BOOKS



Out February 2017 (Franklin Watts)

Out January 2017 (Thames & Hudson)


London Calls review from The Book Horn blog






And another lovely review here: The Book Faerie blog

The Book Faerie blog


Spotted! In the Tate Britain shop, a nice arrangement of London Calls! merchandise. 
In the Tate shop
Oh and these, too...
A Possum's Tail in Tate Britain shop

From the fantastic kids at the Cavendish School in Camden Town.
Fan mail!
From our visit to the wonderful Star Primary School in Canning Town, East East in the shadow of the Olympic site...
 A bus full of families and friends...

…and a LONDON CALLS! display
London Calls! Doodle page 



Pages from Magpie That 

A POSSUM'S TAIL
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominated
A POSSUM'S TAIL
Published by Tate
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TIME OUT LONDON TOP 5 CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2014
Online here: TIME OUT KID'S BOOKS



Kate Greenaway medal Nominations 2015
Hello, an Amazon.com Editors' Choice?!

Here we go…
A Possum's Tail in Vogue Paris Children's supplement 
Vogue Paris October issue Children's supplement 2014


Some more reviews/press:
BRIXTON BUGLE

KIDS BOOK REVIEW

LOOK/BOOK REPORT

MRS BROWN'S BOOKS

THE STARDUST READER

THE KIRKUS REVIEW

BOOKPAGE

BOOKPAGE


The Stardust Reader

LOOK/BOOK REPORT
Kirkus review
Living South Magazine
Angels & Urchins magazine
mrs brown's books online blog review


Brixton Bugle feature

"Past people walking up and down
the busy streets of London Town..."
"Back past the pub, across the street
the dog on wheels, the boy on feet"
#APossumsTail "spotted!"
What fine company we are in - so many beautiful books - and what wonderful book/shops...

Tales on Moon Lane window possum-ised.

And with papier mâché balloons (with some fallen balloons strategically arranged)

Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop window, Herne Hill

Waterstone's window, Picadilly

Daunt Books, Chelsea

Saatchi Gallery shop, Chelsea
Ooh! #MessyMonster too!!
Serpentine Gallery shop, Kensington

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Tate Modern Shop, Bankside
GOSH comics window, Soho

National Theatre bookshop window, Southbank

Whitechapel Gallery shop, Whitechapel

Readers bookshop, Melbourne, Australia. 
(Yes, Australia!)

In Korean


One of Tales on Moon Lane's September Top Ten...


And again in OCTOBER - at number 6 this time!

London Calls!
Also published by Tate
LONDON CALLS! (Detail)
LONDON CALLS! Latest cover -  big black cloud is reversed in real thing i.e. black writing/white cloud…


LONDON CALLS! early cover

"We jump on a bus where an oyster's the fare
and over the river to Pariament Square!"

"You'll find theatres and cinemas, markets and stalls,
Oh you'd better listen when next London calls!"



Brixton Kids Book Jam

Listen to our set here: SOUNDCLOUD !
And now for something completely different...
A PUPPET THEATRE ON A BUS parked in Coram's Fields. 
Puppet Grandma Rose, Little Pearl & the naughty Policeman



The Bus King Theatre
BUS KING THEATRE PRESENTS...




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