Benji Davies | 'Most of my stronger ideas start fairly small, but they stick in my mind'

Benji Davies | 'Most of my stronger ideas start fairly small, but they stick in my mind'

The latest title, Tad, from picture book creator Benji Davies, out in paperback in January, is the tender tale of the smallest tadpole in the pond. Rather fittingly for a tale of growing up, it’s a story that has been in incubation for a long time. Speaking from his London home, Davies reveals how the idea took shape. "Tad started out as a single image of a frog, sitting on a leaf, looking at the Moon." Following his author-illustrator début, The Storm Whale, it was actually the first idea he explored for his second book. "I tried to write a story for this frog, but it was fairly fruitless...

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