Written by Amy McNeil and Illustrated by Vicky Bowes
About the Illustrator – Vicky Bowes
Vicky Bowes works as a children’s book illustrator and also paints pet portraits (Vicky’s Pet Portraits). In 2006, she co-founded Ocean Roots, an artistic collaborative that uses visual art and music to deliver environmental messages regarding ocean conservation. Vicky has a rich background to match her illustrations. She grew up in the historic town of Shropshire, England amid its rolling hills and dairy farms, spending countless hours in the nearby forest. As a young woman, she moved to Caerleon in Wales, where she attended an art university. She takes every opportunity to travel with her husband throughout the world. Firm believers of living in the moment, they have been on countless journeys, such as running hostels in New Zealand and Australia, helping at a ski resort on the side of an active volcano, and forming the eclectic and energetic band NoRey.