The creator of Duckie's Rainbow
and other books about the lovable duck, as well as the novelty Fold Out and Find Out nature books.,About Me: From my childhood I remember - long hot summers, ice-cream vans, paddling pools, trips to France, making things, drawing, painting, reading, writing, the local library, poems, stories, songs, my Grandmother playing the piano, teatime, our cat Ginger, my Dad's ideas, my Mum's baking, my brother's pets, playing games, dressing up, Halloween, bonfires, fireworks, Christmas, making an igloo, making dens, climbing trees. My hobbies are looking, listening, laughing, learning, loving and lying in. I think that I have always been writing and making pictures, and I hope that I always will. About my work: I am a very messy painter, so when I work with paper I really enjoy that the colours will never spill, run or go muddy, that I can move things around on the page, that I can scratch my nose and not leave a mark, and mistakes can be trimmed. I like that paper gives everything, colour, texture, shape and form. I really enjoy the whole journey of making a book, exploring ideas, searching for possibilities, waiting for the unknown and the unexpected to arrive, being surprised, being excited by a new idea and having fun making it. I also really enjoy the surprise when someone tells me they like my books! Three things you didn't know about me: 1. Most people call me Frankie. Some people call me Frank. 2. I am a vegetarian. 3. I wish I could fly!