Originally hailing from England, children's book author Emily House is now based near Cape Town in South Africa. Emily works as a freelance illustrator and children's book author, with a passion for creation.

Emily House children's book author

Driven by copious amounts of tea and the odd slice of cake, Emily has launched her debut children's book, Earth Takes a Break, with another to follow in 2021, Bonbon & Blanket. 

About Earth Takes a Break

Earth feels unwell so she goes to the doctor. What the doctor prescribes seems impossible to Earth until she wakes the next day to a surprising change!

A modern fable inspired by the events of the Covid-19 crisis, Earth Takes a Break is a touching picture book jam-packed with fun illustrations and woven together with a message of hope.

The gentle, timeless story can be enjoyed by everyone. It has the bonus of being a clever tool to help children process aspects of lockdown without any explicit reference to the pandemic as well as subtly prompting discussion around environmental issues.

About Bonbon & Blanket

Bonbon & Blanket is an upcoming Imagnary House title by Emily House.