I recently illustrated the Irish language picture book ‘Scúnc agus Smúirín’ (Skunk and Sniffy), a story by Muireann Ní Chíobháin about a little skunk and his uniquely smelling friend, Smúirín. So much fun working on this story, published by Futa Fata.
I populated Scúnc’s smelly world solely with big-nosed animals. I’m sure they weren’t chuffed about this.
And skunks only eat smelly food, right? Makes sense. This story is a scent-filled journey featuring old socks, brussels sprouts and burnt toast!
In March 2020 it was selected as one of ten books shortlisted for the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Awards!
It has also been shortlisted for Gradam Réics Carló - the children’s Irish-language book of the year award!