Florentine and Pig are stuck in the house on a terribly gloomy day, but they're not gloomy - they're brimming with inspiration for entertaining things to do. Soon they're sailing the high seas of their imaginations in a pirate ship, and it seems that Pig is very, very good at finding hidden treasure. With recipes and a craft activity for families to enjoy together, these books encourage creative play and a love of reading. Join in the fun with Florentine and Pig!
Florentine and Pig is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Eva Katzler. Working with children of all ages in summer camps, Eva quickly became aware that kids had forgotten - or had never known - the simple pleasures of getting a little messy with their hands. She devised the delightful partnership of Florentine and Pig as a way of encouraging children (and adults!) to rediscover the joys of making things together. In particular, she hopes that Florentine and Pig will inspire an interest in cooking and eating healthily. Jess Mikhail graduated from Loughborough University in 2002 and has been a children's book illustrator ever since. Her work ranges from educational titles to picture books and she has illustrated books for well-known authors such as Giles Andreae, Julia Donaldson and Jeanne Willis. Jess loves to draw and create funny characters and use bright colours and patterns. She works in mixed media by scanning fabrics, scribbling, blobbing, mono-printing and photographing. The aim of her work is to make people smile.