Stephanie Blake's passion for writing and illustrating began in childhood when she created books for her brothers and sisters as birthday presents. As a child, she also fell in love with the books of Dr. Seuss, Ludwig Bemelmans, and William Steig. After moving to France, she discovered other writers and artists whose work continued to inspire her stories and drawings. She is the author and illustrator of dozens of highly successful books in France, many of them children's favorites.
I believe that entertainment is an overrated function of art and we
should be challenged by what we view and read. * Simon Pegg *
I found it funny. Ten-year-old found it funny. Seven-year-old considered it hilarious and 2-year-old laughed because everyone else did. What couldn't you like about a potty-mouthed rabbit? * Sunday Star Times, New Zealand *
Scatological writing doesn't usually impress me - but the plot of Poo Bum is hilarious. Stephanie Blake is a big seller in France. Find out why. * The Listener, New Zealand *
This book may be a masterpiece. I've read so many children's books that, when one of them stands out, I notice. Poo Bum is simplistic, with no lessons learned. The illustrations are garish and silly. The story consists of a rabbit repeating a scatological phrase. But, you know what? It made me laugh. I can totally see this being a favourite of little kids, thanks to its hilarious absurdity. * The Ladybug Reads *