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Melanie Walsh


Melanie Walsh studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. Following this, she worked as a textile designer and for magazine and card companies, including Habitat, Paperchase and The Art Group. However, finding herself becoming more interested in designing for children, she returned to illustration. Her first book, DO PIGS HAVE STRIPES?, was published just a couple of months after the birth of her twin sons.

She has since created numerous flap books and picture books for the very young. She was commissioned to write and illustrate MY FLOWER, YOUR FLOWER for the Eden Project, which was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award 2004.

Continuing her interest in environmental themes Melanie's book MY GREEN DAY is a beautifully simple picture book with transforming pages that reveal simple things everyone can do to conserve the world.

Melanie latest picturebook with Walker, ISAAC AND HIS AMAZING ASPERGER SUPERPOWERS is out now, and teaches children about Asperger's syndrome.

"...A wise and cheerful book for anyone who wants to understand the syndrome better.” TIMES

"Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! is a delightful book with positive messages. It's a great fun way of explaining Aspergers/Autism to children...and also for families that are beginning on the journey of Autism/Aspergers.” The Spectrum of Life

"A great introduction to explaining Aspergers to very young children. Isaac feels he has superhero strengths and he shows us how he sees the world in a different way. The story makes the subject more accessible and encourages readers to have a greater understanding. Great for teachers as well.” South Wales Evening Post

Other titles by Melanie Walsh
include:


Picture Books
Do Donkey's Dance?
The Christmas Stable
My Flower, Your Flower
Minnie and her baby Brother
My World, Your World

Board Books
Big and Little
Hop Skip Jump
Munch Munch

10 things I can do to help my world

Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Goodbye Grandma

Living with Mum and Living with Dad

Monster, Monster

Do Lions Live on Lily Pads?