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Sam Hay’s First Picture Book

Exciting news! I’ve recently stuck my big toe into the pond of picture books. My debut picture book Do Not Wash This Bear Do Not Wash This Bearwhich is illustrated by the amazing Nick East publishes with Egmont in 2016.

I love picture books. And I don’t think you ever grow out of them; that magical meshing of unforgettable imagery and enchanted text.

Not only do picture books excite, inspire and comfort us, they’re also a catapult for kids into the world of independent reading. Many children will memorise the text of their favourite picture book long before they begin to read it. I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting genre and can’t wait to see Do Not Wash This Bear on the shelves.