***I am so excited to announce that Gently Bentley has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2019!!***
Gently Bentley was completed last summer and is a relatable story about an exuberant little Rhino, who spends his day crashing about, but knows when to be gentle at just the right time. The idea behind the story was taken from my own experiences as a mother with some very energetic children! Some days I thought they would never slow down, yet they never failed to amaze me with their childlike tenderness at just the right moment. I feel this is a situation that many parents and teachers alike can relate to, and one that has a simple yet powerful message of the importance and value that lies in the kindness.