The second book I created illustrations for, The Fidgety Itch, is about co-operation and friends helping each other out.

Each animal gets a mysterious itch and has to find a friend to help scratch it, until there are no more animals left to help and they have to work out how to all itch and get scratched at the same time!

When I read the story I wondered WHAT might be making them itch, as there was no mention of the culprit…so I invented the character ‘Mostin The Skitoe’, who can be spotted quietly hiding on most of the pages!

There were a few illustrations that DIDN’T make it to the finished book and in some ways was quite hard to work out how to place all the characters to keep it visually interesting, but that made it more of an achievement when it was finally finished in all it’s itchy-scratchiness!