Carrie Alda Mortleman (born 3 September 1979) is an English / Australian children's book writer and illustrator. Her first book Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant was picked up by a publisher in 2016. She has recently self published her 2nd Book Queek's Race in Outer Space.
Trained as a graphic designer she uses a bold graphic style of illustration overlaid with rich colours and textures from her keen eye in photography.
Her writing style is a rhyming poem with a catchy rhythm.
She terms her work 'edible literature' in that all the main characters are made of yummy delicious food.
After being picked up by a publisher for my first book, I decided to self publish the 2nd book in the Hellie and Queek Series:
Queek's Race in Outer Space
Written & Illustrated by Carrie Mortleman
Queek the scrumptious sugar mouse teams up with his best friend Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant for a very important race against the aliens from Mars!
Their journey takes them past soft, bouncy trampoline clouds with a brief stop to pluck yummy white chocolate stars from the Milky Way. But can they beat the aliens and win the treasure sack?
Author of the very original and creative story Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant:
“I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I’m ever so tall,
I’m Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant and I never fall.
I have fur that is fairy floss pink, and it’s wonderfully fluffy and light.
For although I am an elephant, I’m an elephant in flight!”
Hellie the elephant has a very special skill - she can fly!
But when she meets Queek the mouse, she learns that the power of friendship is the strongest superpower of all.
Children will love flying with Hellie on this magical journey that blasts through fear and zooms into fun and friendship.
Created all illustrations with sketches, Adobe Suite programs & photography.
Crowdfunded to 1000 EUR enabling a self-published first release.
Secured publisher and frequently attend reading and craft events with children aged 3-8yrs at locations such as El Corte Ingles in Tarragona and Biblioteca de Cunit.
Web design including desktop, mobile & tablet ready websites.
For sectors including internet radio, solicitors, events management, finance advisors and makeup artists
Design for print including business cards, restaurant menus and shop signs.
Recently expanded into App & Ebook development.
You can't eat a book!Or can you?Watch your kids' imaginations soar as they take a magical journey with a candy floss elephant who can fly, a white sugar mouse and a rainbow chocolate serpent in Hellie the Hovercraft Elephant children's picture book. It really is 'edible literature'. With riveting rhymes, vast vocabulary, and a catchy cadence, children will love chanting along to this creative ... read more
Although Eva and Morgan shared a predominant amount of genetic make-up, they were two sisters with vastly different personalities. Morgan was blessed with a voluptuous and curvy figure coupled with cascading curls of blond hair that fell down her back and shook above her shapely behind as she strutted along swinging her hips from side to side. Eva was doomed by a tall, gangly and awkward figur... read more
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