Author & Illustrator

Rosie Wellesley

Rosie Wellesley studied at L’École des Beaux Arts in Aix en Provence and at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She received her postgraduate diploma from Royal Drawing School in London. She is the creator of the popular Hedgehog series. Rosie lives on the Welsh borders where she works as an author-illustrator, and also a medical doctor.

Rosie Wellesley Website
Most Recent Book
The Itchy-Saurus book


Do you have any favorite memories of childhood reading?

Yes: Spitting at the illustrations of the White Witch in 'The Lion and The Witch and The Wardrobe'

What do you hope young readers experience from your work?

Curiosity, colour and joy!

What do you do when you're in need of some inspiration?

Drink coffee and draw the dog.

picture Books

The Itchy-Saurus book
dinosaurs · doctors · bravery · feeling sick
The Itchy-Saurus
hibernation · imagination
Wide-awake Hedgehog
bedtime · stuffed animal friends · imagination
Moonlight Bear
friendship · helping others
The Very Helpful Hedgehog
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