10 Questions with Jane Hissey

Author and illustrator Jane Hissey talks about her Old Bear books and her much awaited new book: Ruby, Blue and Blanket published by Scribblers ready to enthral a new generation.

Jane Hissey reading an excerpt of her new book

Ruby, Blue and Blanket published by Scribblers is a brand new picture book from the much loved author and illustrator Jane Hissey. Best known for her bestselling Old Bear series, this is Jane's first new book for ten years.

Jane Hissey talks about her exhibition

Jane Hissey' s Old Bear is one of the great picture-book favourites of the past twenty five years, and the her much-loved series of children's books, Old Bear and Friends has charmed generations of children since her first book, Old Bear, was published in 1986. Instantly capturing children's imaginations, the Old Bear series has sold an astounding seven million copies worldwide. Following this success, the Old Bea books became the basis for the popular animation series Old Bear Stories, which won a BAFTA for 'Best Children's Programme' in 1993) and was even immortalised in a hugely collectable series of Royal Doulton figurines.