Joyce Dunbar has published more than 80 books. Translated into 20 languages, she is best known for her lively and quirky picture books stories, with their wide emotional range. Children are never afraid to ask the big questions and many of her stories tune in to this. TWINKLE TWINKLE SQUIGLET PIG
, has been described as ‘Plato’s Cave for 4 years olds.’ She has, as Philippa Pearce once said in a review, 'a passionate authenticity of imagination.' She revels in the joy of language, the playfulness of words, and in seeing her work fabulously brought to life by world class illustrators.
She is the author of a series of 26 stories called MOUSE & MOLE, which one reviewer described as 'among the greats of English Literature.' These have been made into T.V animation with Alan Bennett, Richard Briers and Imelda Staunton playing the parts. She considers these her most definitive and characteristic works.
She has written many stories for radio and TV and contributed to several anthologies.