Emily Gravett | 'There’s a place in picture books for all kinds of things'

Emily Gravett | 'There’s a place in picture books for all kinds of things'

"The older I get the more I like trees," laughs author-illustrator Emily Gravett. Her new picture book, Too Much Stuff, is a sequel of sorts to 2016’s Tidy, a quirky story about the perils of being too neat, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Gravett loved Tidy’s woodland environment and was keen to set more stories there, with different characters. Step forward the magpies, Meg and Ash, with their predilection for collecting shiny objects to furnish a nest for their perfect eggs. From humble beginnings of mud, sticks and grass, their need for stuff escalates until the nes...

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