Our Books


Parrots Don't Live in the City! and Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City! are two beautifully crafted hide-and-seek picture books, designed to encourage children to pause and notice nature all around them. 

Perfect for young readers aged two to six, our books are written in gently rhyming verse to encourage aural and oral development through rhyme and repetition, whilst charming narratives promote close observation and inquisitiveness.  Within the books, you’ll also find nature trails and fun facts to encourage families not only to read together, but to learn and play together too.

Our books feature hand-drawn illustrations, with washes of oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel on mixed textured surfaces, and are printed on the highest quality FSC certified paper stock, to ensure that they look and feel beautiful whilst doing our best for the environment.

And most importantly... children love them! We've read our stories to thousands of little ones across schools, nurseries, literary festivals and family events, and have received a wonderful THUMBS UP! 

These books have been a labour of love, so we hope you’ll enjoy reading and owning them as much as we've enjoyed creating them.

Parrots Don’t Live in the City! and Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City! are both available at Waterstones nationwide, selected amazing independent bookshops and toy stores, and in our online shop here.

See full stockist & distribution information here.


Hedgehogs are precious and rare - this book celebrates the wonder of nature, and what we can all do together to preserve this incredible species.
— Ben Fogle - Broadcaster, Writer & Adventurer (about Hedgehogs!)
Parrots Don’t Live In The City! has been one of our best-loved and bestselling picturebooks.
— Waterstones Clapham Junction
Parrots Don’t Live in the City! has quickly become Samuel’s favourite bedtime story! He’s enthralled by it and loves to spot all the creatures hiding in the artwork.
— Jane, mum to Samuel aged 3
I love looking in the leaves at all of the different animals, especially the spider’s web and the lemur, and my favourite bit is when all of the parakeets fly out of the tree!
— Noah, aged 5
I loved the story and looking for the creepy crawlies - I found a jewel beetle in the leaves!
— Finty, aged 5
It’s so beautiful, and the words are such a pleasure to say. Our favourite part is the kee-ak kee-ee!
— Hester, mum to Innis aged 1
It is a really lovely story with gorgeous illustrations, I enjoyed it as much as the children!
— Cressida Booth, St Jude’s Primary School, Herne Hill