New Book Release


I am pleased to announce the release of my new bedtime stories boxed set – Tessa’s Bedtime Box.

Boxed set of the popular ‘Dog’s Walk’ series plus a free copy of ‘Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins’.

Dogs Walk series:
Dog has no one to take him for a walk. So he takes himself! Each day Dog explores a different place. Dog discovers a Roman Fort, soldiers with chariots, horses, armour and spears and even takes a dip in the Roman Baths. In the other two books, Dog visits the beach and the woods. Each time he has another exciting adventure. Where will he go next?

Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins:
Terrified of the bears that live under her bed, Daisy hates bedtime. Her mother spends hours trying to get Daisy to go to sleep. Then, Gwen, the new babysitter, shows her that far from being scary, Murkins are really quite fun!
A set of rhyming stories to entertain adults and children alike, and to read together on cold winters nights…

What readers are saying:

“Tessa Thompson’s rhyming picture books are beautifully illustrated and delightfully addictive.”


A Busy Week of Sketching

This week has been really busy for me as I am madly attempting to complete my first picture book Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins, before the end of the month. I intend to post a weekly summary of the work that I have completed culminating in the release details of the finished book.  I hope that you enjoy this little insight into my work as I venture tentatively into the world of children’s picture book author.

Work completed this week:

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My New Blog

Hi everyone,

This is the first post of my new blog in which, hopefully, I will be detailing my endeavour to produce my first children’s picture book: Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins. Then, who knows, this may just be the first of many.

If you are interested in the processes and procedures of children’s book construction and design, then this is the place for you! Check out my Instagram account on the sidebar for the latest, up-to-the-minute progress on my book.



This was the first cover design and as you can see, I have had a change of heart over the title already!