If you are as committed to children's books as Giselle and The Sapling team are, no doubt you've found yourself pondering many branded purchases linked to your favourite picture book. Nothing made Sarah happier when her kids were little than when her friends bought them picture book merchandise t-shirts! Giselle takes a wander down the side aisles of children's book merch.
Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic creator from Wellington. Her work has appeared in a bunch of School Journals as well as Gecko Press’ ANNUAL. She illustrated the 2018 picture book Secret World of Butterflies by Courtney Sina Meredith (Allen & Unwin NZ) and the 2019 children's novel Hazel and the Snails by Nan Blanchard (Annual Ink/Massey University Press). Her most recent illustrations are in The Gobbledegook Book, by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press), shortlisted for theNew Zealand Children and Young Adult's Book Awards. Her next book Egg and Spoon, by Alexandra Tylee is out next month. Giselle's secret talent is rescuing moths from the shower without accidentally drowning them. Visit her website: www.giselledraws.com.