This spring, my second picture book with author Paul Stewart is published by Otter Barry Books. ‘Brian the Brave’ tells the story of an ordinary sheep who bravely overcomes the prejudice of some of his fellow woolly creatures and manages to get everyone working together to outwit a predator. It’s a sweet, funny and inspiring tale. It will also be published later in the year in the US by Flyaway Books, and in Denmark as ‘Marius den Modige’.
Like our previous book together, ‘Wings!’, I made the artwork for this one all in collage. You can read more about it here.
I’ll be reading the story at Northcote Library on Thursday May 9th at 9.30 – and also at The Book Nook, Hove with Paul Stewart on Saturday 11th May at 11am – do come along!
“One of those picture books that stands out because of its important message and the gorgeous way in which it’s conveyed… superbly told with lots of touches of humour and exceptionally illustrated by Jane Porter who depicts these characters wonderfully.” Parents In Touch
“Jane Porter’s various sheep characters are splendidly portrayed in her dramatic, often funny, colourful collage scenes of the ups and downs of life ovine style” Jill Bennet, Red Reading Hub
“The illustrations are distinctive and vivid; fans of Eric Carle will find the textured, collage-like pictures reminiscent of his classic work” Kirkus Reviews