About Susannah

Susannah Lloyd is the author of Oh Monty, illustrated by Nici Gregory, Here Be Dragons, illustrated by Paddy Donnelly, This Book Can Read Your Mind, illustrated by Jacob Grant, and The Terribly Friendly Fox, illustrated by Ellie Snowdon.

She loves reading stories, especially the ones you find in children's books. Picture book sections in libraries and bookshops are her happy place.  

Her favourite book from childhood was 'Trubloff, The Mouse Who Wanted To Play The Balalaika', by John Burningham.  It made her want to play the balalaika too, but, alas, she still cannot. 

 

Her favourite food is trifle and her  favourite words are ‘in cahoots’ and ‘hullabaloo’.

She wrote her first ever picture book when she was five, on her kitchen table, with the help of a large pot of felt tip pens and a stapler. It was about a fox, a wolf, a crow and a stolen balloon. It had a very mysterious ending.  

Her books are inspired by old black and white movies, dusty stuffed animals in museums and all things small in the world.