Christmas for Greta and Gracie (HB)
Greta and Gracie are sisters - Greta is chatty while Gracie is quiet and it's all fine until, one day, everything changes. It's nearly Christmas and together the sisters decorate the tree, shop for presents and even try a spot of ice-skating! But Greta, of course, always knows best - poor Gracie can't get a word in edgeways. Then on Christmas Eve, while Greta is quietly sleeping, Gracie hears a funny noise ...whatever could it be? She creeps downstairs to investigate, and the next morning her very special revelation leaves chitty chatty Greta lost for words!
Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. Yasmeen studied at art school in her hometown, Dublin and graduated in 2002. Yasmeen then moved to London where she lent her talents to many different projects ranging from advertising to children's publishing. As a result of her animating background, her illustrations are bright, fluid and full of energy and movement. She loves watercolours, inks and paints, and is moving to all sorts of other mediums. She has just moved to Bristol from London with her husband. They miss their cat very much and spend their evenings talking about her.