From the beginning of this year I have been so luck to be working with the lovely people at Futa Fata to give you the lovely picture book:

Ná Gabh ar Scoil! (Which means ‘Don’t go to school!’ in English)


This is a funny story written by Máire Zepf and illustrated by me, about Cóilín this cute little bear who is all geared up and soooo ready for his very first day of school; aaaand his mum… who is not very keen on it.

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‘Ná Gabh ar Scoil!’ takes the nearly universal topic of the first day of school putting Cóilín as this sort of grown up child bear dressed up with suspenders who is so enthusiastic, yet reassuring and always making sure that Mum is okay.

slide06Mum, on the other hand, is extremely apprehensive and unsettled by the whole idea, making the ‘Ná Gabh ar Scoil!’ very very amusing!


A fantastic book with a mix of humor and heart that will help any young reader with his or her own fears about the upcoming school-year.

Get your copy now here!