Picture Books & Book Covers

A sample of children’s books and publications I have made illustrations for.

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song)

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song). Songs and Rhymes of four seasons. Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and illustrated by Tarsila Kruse, Christina O Donovan, Brian Fitzgerald and myself (Jennifer Farley). Published by Futa Fata. Each illustrator was responsible for...

Astronaut Academy

Through a series of fun and challenging tasks, kids will attend “classes” as part of their special training required to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars: Space Pilot, Space Living, Space Engineer, Space Scientist and Space Gym. Each topic is accompanied by...

Farid’s Rickshaw Ride

Farid's Rickshaw Ride Picture Book This is a 48-page picture book I illustrated about a small boy in Bangladesh and the Rickshaw driver he meets one day in the city. The book was written by the very talented Rowan Oberman and created in conjunction with Trocaire. It...

Moby Dick Book Cover

Illustrated cover for a new alphabet book that is coming soon! The ABC book is based around the characters and scenes in Herman Merville's book Moby...

Animal ABC

Animal ABC is an alphabet book I wrote and illustrated for very young readers. It features 26 animals and a glossary with some interesting facts about each animal. It's available to buy in print and download as an ebook from Amazon. You can buy or download the Animal...

Fionn & The Dragon

Illustrations created for the story of Fionn & The Dragon, published as part of the Primary School Irish book in Ireland by Folens. The Fionn in question is the mythical Irish hunter Fionn mac Cumhaill, also known in English as Finn MacCool.  The work involved...

The Wind & The Sun

This is four images from a set of six illustrations telling the story of The Wind And The Sun - Aesop's Fable published in Irish by Folens. The story tells of a dispute between the wind and the sun over who is the strongest. THE WIND and the Sun were disputing which...

The Hare & The Tortoise

Illustrations created for the classic Aesop Fable of The Hare & The Tortoise, published as part of primary school Irish by Folens. The work involved creating six full colour scenes (two of which you can see below) and a colour maze activity and a set of black and...

Billy Goats Gruff

This set of illustrations were created for the classic children's story of the Billy Goats Gruff for Irish publishers, Folens. The work involved creating six full colour scenes (two of which you can see below) and a set of black and white activities. The illustrations...

Grace O’Malley Pirate & Queen Elizabeth

This is a set of spot illustrations created for Irish language publisher An Gum. According to Irish legend, as a young girl Grace O’Malley wished to go on a trading expedition to Spain with her father. Upon being told she could not because her long hair would catch in...

The Norman Invasion of Ireland – Illustrated Characters

A set of illustrations of four characters from Irish history and the time of the Norman Invasion of Ireland, created for Irish publisher An Gum. First up we have Diarmuid Mac Murchada, the ousted King of Leinster and his beautiful daughter Aoife. As you can see...

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