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Features, Creatures, & Rhymes!




One’s blue, one’s green, plus others to be seen…  

Meet some friendly creatures. ​Find out what body parts are covered!

​​Original Picture Book for 1-4 year olds (with simple rhymes).

Out on Kindle in February 2018. Sign up on the right for early bird launch discount!



My first picture book

Happiness was created as a concept/philosophical/discussion picture book with young learners in mind. It is deliberately low on lexis so as to be a starting point for conversation about each idea, not the definition.

I decided on 'self-publishing' as although Happiness was enjoyed by publishers I sent it to, the last rejection letter "liked the concept, but thought the illustrations were too quiet to stand out in today's market place"...

This, for me, was the catalyst to abandon the traditional publishing route. One of the main lessons I learned from art school is that reactions to pictures are  subjective. I'd had too many positive responses to the images in Happiness to give up on it, and have written too many stories since to have it hanging around doing nothing.

So, a big THANKYOU to everyone who has already bought a copy - I've seen it make you smile and I hope you get many years of enjoyment from it.


See BLOG for update January 2018


E Hagen is an author/illustrator with a background in teaching and art. Most days she likes coffee.

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Past Comments

Just bought Elis' lovely illustrated book called 'Happiness' Everyone should have one ..It is so simple and sensitive and will be at my bedside.. Mark Rimmell

I just wanted to say, your book is lovely, it brought warmth in my heart. Hope kids will love it.   G. Pekk

Bought the book: it's brilliant! Kata W



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