Fuzzypig Books is an independent children's publishing company based in Dorset.

Our authors and illustrators:

Liz Bennett is the founder of Fuzzypig Books. She has worked in book publishing, editing and design for the whole of her adult life, and has published hundreds of books covering subjects as diverse as poetry, children's stories, KS2 guides, and how to make a coffee table out of a car engine. She has illustrated books of poetry and prose for Dorset writers, provided visual aids for a local charity's SEN workbook, and has sold her prints and cards locally and internationally. She has three nearly-grown-up children, two mischievous cats and a soppy dog. She signs her work Liz Poulain. You can see more of Liz's art here.

Dawn Brown is the author of Herbert Likes Pink. Since gaining a Diploma in Childcare and Education, she has worked as a Practitioner with children from birth to 5yrs. Dawn is a trained Forest School Teacher and lives in a Dorset village with her husband and two boys. She loved writing from an early age but took to it avidly at 16. Dawn has always battled with dyspraxia and dyslexia, so firmly believes that anyone can follow a dream.

Chrissie White is the author of The King who looked for an Island. She is a former Primary school Teacher, with five children and four grand-children. Chrissie has always written poetry but has enjoyed exploring this new and different way of story-telling.

The illustrations for the book are based on Chrissie's original sketches.

Jazmin Velasco has been creating amazing pictures of her cat Sami for years. Now she’s written and illustrated the first of Sami’s adventures: Sami and the Lost Ear.

Jazmin is from Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration.

Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. And years and years later she moved to London where she studied multimedia and where she established her work as an artist, printmaker, ceramist and continues to illustrate books.

You can find out more about Jazmin and her beautiful illustrations and ceramics at www.jazminvelasco.com.

Sue Worth is an award-winning poet, author and performer. Her story Scuz Williams and the Giant Amazonian Squiggle Worms won a story-writing competition judged by children. She has many other stories up her sleeve, tested, over many years, on the children of Damers Road School, Dorchester, so expect to see more of her writing in print soon. Sue and Liz have just published a collection of her poems about Dorset life and people: The Cows Who Played Bingo ISBN 978-0-9551633-4-0, available from Waterstones.

Jack Elwin (1931-2012) wrote stories for children, poetry, three novels based around Dorset during the Civil War, and a collection of short biographies of historical figures associated with Portesham, Dorset. He was also an accomplished artist and actor. In 2011, He and Liz (his daughter) discussed illustrating and publishing his story A Magic Smell for a Marrow, but it took until 2018 to create the finished book. The story entertained all ten of his grandchildren, and the school children of Portesham and the surrounding area for many years, so we hope it will entertain you, too.

Fuzzypig Books is an independent children's publishing company based in Dorset.

Our authors and illustrators:

Liz Bennett is the founder of Fuzzypig Books. She has worked in book publishing, editing and design for the whole of her adult life, and has published hundreds of books covering subjects as diverse as poetry, children's stories, KS2 guides, and how to make a coffee table out of a car engine. She has illustrated books of poetry and prose for Dorset writers, provided visual aids for a local charity's SEN workbook, and has sold her prints and cards locally and internationally. She has three nearly-grown-up children, two mischievous cats and a soppy dog. She signs her work Liz Poulain. You can see more of Liz's art here.

Jazmin Velasco has been creating amazing pictures of her cat Sami for years. Now she’s written and illustrated the first of Sami’s adventures: Sami and the Lost Ear.

Jazmin is from Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration.

Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. And years and years later she moved to London where she studied multimedia and where she established her work as an artist, printmaker, ceramist and continues to illustrate books.

You can find out more about Jazmin and her beautiful illustrations and ceramics at www.jazminvelasco.com.

Dawn Brown is the author of Herbert Likes Pink. Since gaining a Diploma in Childcare and Education, she has worked as a Practitioner with children from birth to 5yrs. Dawn is a trained Forest School Teacher and lives in a Dorset village with her husband and two boys. She loved writing from an early age but took to it avidly at 16. Dawn has always battled with dyspraxia and dyslexia, so firmly believes that anyone can follow a dream.

Chrissie White is the author of The King who looked for an Island. She is a former Primary school Teacher, with five children and four grand-children. Chrissie has always written poetry but has enjoyed exploring this new and different way of story-telling.

The illustrations for the book are based on Chrissie's original sketches.

Sue Worth is an award-winning poet, author and performer. Her story Scuz Williams and the Giant Amazonian Squiggle Worms won a story-writing competition judged by children. She has many other stories up her sleeve, tested, over many years, on the children of Damers Road School, Dorchester, so expect to see more of her writing in print soon. Sue and Liz have just published a collection of her poems about Dorset life and people: The Cows Who Played Bingo ISBN 978-0-9551633-4-0, available from Waterstones.

Jack Elwin (1931-2012) wrote stories for children, poetry, three novels based around Dorset during the Civil War, and a collection of short biographies of historical figures associated with Portesham, Dorset. He was also an accomplished artist and actor. In 2011, He and Liz (his daughter) discussed illustrating and publishing his story A Magic Smell for a Marrow, but it took until 2018 to create the finished book. The story entertained all ten of his grandchildren, and the school children of Portesham and the surrounding area for many years, so we hope it will entertain you, too.