They say they always know you’re up to something when the house goes quiet…

Exploring his mother’s dressing table, a little boy discovers THE LIPSTICK. It begins on his lips, where it looks very good – MWAH! But then it goes for a little walk … squiggle, squiggle … on the mirror … scribble scribble … on the shiny floorboards … smudge smudge. And even on the fluffy cat. Uh-oh! What will happen when Mum, Dad and big sister sees all this mess? From the team behind Angry Cookie comes a hilarious and joyous story all about artistic expression, self-confidence and supportive, accepting parenting.


Laura Dockrill, a graduate of the Brit School of Performing Arts, is a performance poet, an author and an illustrator. At the age of twenty-two, she was named one of The Times’ "Top Ten Literary Stars". She is the author of the bestselling Darcy Burdock series and Lorali. Her adult book, What Have I Done is an honest memoir about suffering post-natal mental illnessand is out in May 2020. Her debut picture book, and first collaboration with Maria Karipidou, was Angry Cookie. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram as @LauraDockrill.

Maria Karipidou studied Communication Design, and has since illustrated a number of children's books, working mostly with French and German publishing houses. In 2015, she received the Leipziger Lesekompass Award at the Leipzig Book Fair. Her first picture book with Laura Dockrill was Angry Cookie. She currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. Find her online at and on Instagram as @marias_illustrations.


James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award
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