Moira Munro became a published writer, illustrator, and cartoonist after many years of doing really useful work.
She works for both the children and grown-up market, and since the publication of her first children’s picture book, “Hamish, the bear who found his child”, she has been in great demand in schools. The teachers never cottoned on that she was the one and same person behind the weekly satirical cartoon strip “The Staffroom”, inspired by conversations overheard during author visits.
Moira spent her childhood years in Paris speaking French, but taught herself English from the McDonald’s menu on the Champs-Élysées. This, inevitably, drew her back to her ancestral roots, the land of big Macs and all things Scottish.
Visit www.moiramunro.com for her illustrations and a behind-the-scenes view of some of her stories.
Where to find Moira Munro online
Where to buy in print
The Mermaid Who Came to School - A funny thing happened on World Book Day
What can you do if you’re a lonely mermaid and the school you long to go to is on dry land? Leena knows that humans are dangerous but on World Book Day, when all the children are dressed up as storybook characters, she risks it all.
But with her new best friend asking questions and loud-mouthed bully Trandulah spying on her,how long can she keep her secret?
A 30mn read-aloud illustrated story.