My new book ‘Darcy Daydream’ will be published by Bobble Hat Books in late 2019.
What happens when we realise for the first time that we are just a little speck of stardust in an infinite universe? How do we make sense of things? How do we explore and wonder but still have a sense of safety?
Darcy is a small girl with a rich interior life, a vivid imagination and an endless supply of big questions, most of them unanswerable. Often said to have her 'head in the clouds', she spends countless hours in the safe world of her garden; daydreaming, building things and creating whole worlds inside her fantastical mind.
One day though, Darcy realises there is a LOT more world outside the garden. Her curiosity leads her to further and further new horizons until she finds herself out in space, constantly propelled by the same questioning and wonder that has caused humans to gaze up at the stars for thousands of years in search of meaning and adventure. What is out there? What is around the next corner?
This story is all about being 'ok' with questions and curiosity. This book deals gently with the concept that sometimes the 'great unknown' can be a little scary, but ultimately reminds children they can feel grounded by knowing they are loved by those around them and that the original safety of home is still there.