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Grace Sandford

P1010333 copyGrace Sandford
Grace is a freelance illustrator and designer working from the south east of England. She graduated with a degree in Illustration from the University of Lincoln in 2013 and went on to work as an illustrator and designer for children’s magazines, board books and picture books.Twice a week Grace also works in the office of a Junior School and teaches art to some of the pupils. Nature and fantasy are often strong themes of Grace’s work and she has been inspired by nature ever since she was a child, always choosing to draw from nature in her work or by which book to read!
When she is not drawing, Grace can be found drinking lots of tea, listening to Bowie and wearing her favourite Doc Martens!


  • TOUGH COOKIE, written by Kate Louise (Sky Pony Press, November 2015)
  • THE EGG (North Parade Publishing)

Tough Cookie_covermedTOUGH COOKIE by Kate Louise and Grace Sandford

When this gingerbread man was baked, someone forgot to put in the ginger. He’s made of eggs and cinnamon and flour and butter and sugar, but he’s missing a key ingredient! Without ginger, the gingerbread man feels like he’s not really a gingerbread man at all! He can’t be sold in the bakery, so he lives at the back of the store. And there he causes all kinds of trouble.

This is a story about being kind and finding happiness through helping others. Sandford’s cute illustrations accompany Louise’s sweet story, and children won’t be able to resist its delightful charm. (more)

“An attitudinally challenged gingerbread man gets a lesson in manners. . . . A didactic take on the traditional tale.” — Kirkus Reviews 


EggCover-290x292THE EGG by Grace Sandford

Grace Sandford’s THE EGG, about a feisty goose who discovers an egg that she reluctantly looks after – discovering responsibility and friendship in having a sibling and more importantly, a friend.

Gracie Goose had always done things by herself, until the day she discovered an egg on its own… Follow Gracie on her adventure as she learns to look after the egg and whatmight happen once it hatches! This story is perfect for those who have younger siblings or a baby on the way. (more)



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