We’re wishing Hrefna Bragadottir a very Happy Publication Day as her debut picture book Baxter’s Book is published today by Nosy Crow.
‘Baxter LOVES books! He likes stories about scary wolves, cuddly bears and cute rabbits. If only he could be in a book, too! But when Baxter auditions to star in a book, the judges cut his dream short – what a curious creature, they cry! Poor Baxter! He knows he can’t be like scary Wolf, cuddly Bear and cute Rabbit, and decides he doesn’t want to be in a book anymore. But wait …what’s that on the bookshelf? Could it be Baxter’s very own book?’
Originally from Iceland, Hrefna has lived and studied in the UK for the past 14 years. After completing an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts, she spent many years working as an animator on various children’s TV series, before entering the exciting world of picture books.
‘I’m so excited that Baxter’s Book is out now. It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait for readers to meet Baxter and learn all about how he came to star in his very own book!’ Hrefna Bragadottir
Amongst other things, Hrefna likes watching wildlife documentaries and reading funny animal facts. She feels there is a lot to be learnt from animals. For instance, did you know that sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep them from drifting apart? When she’s not at her desk thinking up new characters and story lines, Hrefna likes baking cakes, riding her bike and going on mini adventures in the countryside.