Panda in the Spotlight
Life is good for Callum’s family and Pudding, their panda.
Pudding and Dad’s hit stage show, Panda-mime, has been wowing audiences – but then an ambitious journalist, Penni P, twigs that Pudding’s a real-life talking panda.
If she exposes the truth, her story will be everywhere. Penni woos the family with false promises of fame and fortune in Hollywood in order to find her proof.
Soon, everyone’s starry-eyed except Callum. Can he expose Penni and stop her from breaking the story that could tear his family apart?
Sarah Horne learnt to draw whilst trying to explain her reasoning for an elaborate haircut at the age of nine.
An illustrator for over fifteen years, she started her Illustration career working freelance for newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday and Print Week. She also worked on commissions for advertising clients such as Nike, IKEA and Kew Gardens.
In 2010, Sarah published Paws, Claws and Frilly Drawers and Tantrums And Tiaras her first Author/ Illustrator young fiction titles with Stripes.
Sarah has since illustrated many funny young fiction titles, including the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury), Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) and Ask Oscar by Alan MacDonald (Egmont). Panda at the Door is her first book with Chicken House.
She loves to include detail and extra visual narratives in her work. She works traditionally with a dip pen and Indian ink, and finishes the work digitally. When not at her desk, Sarah loves running, painting, photography, cooking, film, and a good stomp up a hill.
Image credit: Hazel Thompson