The cover of Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

Joy Manne

Designing and laying out Joy Manne’s book, No I Won’t go to Bed Tonight, was a very enjoyable project.

A spread from Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

Trudi Drewett was the illustrator and we worked together to make the typography flow well with the images. The book has a child-like style with colourful spreads and quirky characters.

A spread from Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

It was a great project to be involved in and we hope you will be reading it to your children very soon!!

A spread from Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

A spread from Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

We particularly like the rogue numbers on the back!

The back cover of Joy Manne's children's book, No I Won't Go to Bed, illustrated by Trudi Drewett

Here is another book we worked on with the illustrator and writer team.

Don't blame the dog chapter book cover

Chapter book cover page

Chapter book contents page

This being a chapter book we needed to consider the age of the reader, the legibility but also keeping the pages fun and engaging.

Chapter one book design

Chapter book layout design

We used Trudi’s lovely illustrations to brighten the page. Where necessary we cropped, edited and colour corrected the drawings so they fitted the format best.

Double page spread of chapter book design

Our role was to bring together all the elements and also help self-publish the book.

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