The Girl Who Noticed Everything


Stella is a great detective. She can’t help noticing everything around her – clouds shaped like horses, wheelie bins with faces, a lonely glove on a fence, people that look like their dogs and even a man with a furry hat that looks like a cat on his head. Stella tells Dad about everything she’s seen but Dad is worried that she’s going to hurt people’s feelings. But when Stella spots a sad lady in the park she knows that speaking up is just the right thing to do.

Beautifully illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring and written by me, The Girl Who Noticed Everything is a companion story to The Boy Who Loved Everyone, and you’ll see Stella and Dimitri in the pages of both books.

Published by Walker Books on 7th July 2022. You can buy the book here or in any good bookshop – do support the indies!

“Wonderfully empowering story … a must to share with young children at home and in nursery or school.” Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

“A bright, warm picture book about a father-and-daughter trip to the park that encourages taking the time to look.” Sunday Times

You can watch me and Maisie chatting about the process of making the book here: