"Melanie Walsh (born Bushey, Hertfordshire, 18 July 1964) is an English writer and illustrator of children's books. She studied at Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1982, she illustrated her first book Janet in the Snow. by Charlotte McDerrin. Walsh has written over 40 books. Her books have been translated into nine different languages.
Melanie Walsh has once again created picture books for the youngest child. This time she introduces the concept of diversity, but her approach is very gentle:
Agnes has blue eyes. Kits eyes are brown. But . . . they both close their eyes when they go to sleep.
The close-up and lively illustrations of kids and all their cute bitseyes, hair, skin, noses, legswill invite readers to tell whats unique about themselves. And at the same time, children will see that theres so much they have in common, too.