Before you read all the official 'Welcome to my website' and official stuff below, I need to share how ridiculously excited I am, for 'Bev and Kev' to be shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia 2023 Book of the Year Awards. The Author, Katrina Germein, and I are ecstatic as is our publisher, Little Book Press, and all who had a hand in bringing this book to life... it really does take a village!

Books (with a shiny new sticker) can be ordered direct from the Publisher here, or if you would like a signed copy, simply jump over to the base of my Store page, as I'm happy to personalise :)

If you would like to download a 'Bev and Kev' craft activity (great for schools, libraries and kindergartens), you can do so here and enjoy watching a short video on how the elephants were painted for this story over on my YouTube channel. Yaaayyyy!

Welcome to the official website of South Australian Artist and children's book Author and Illustrator, Mandy Foot.

Mandy holds a Bachelor of Design specialising in Illustration from the University of South Australia. In 2009 she discovered a passion for illustration in children's books. After a wonderful collaboration with major publisher, Hachette Australia, her first picture book was an Australian version of 'The Wheels on the Bus', released later that same year. A stickler for meeting deadlines, consequently she frequently looks like this pelican....

Bilby & Friends Collection - Haigh's Chocolates

So ecstatic to share a recent collaboration with Australia's oldest family-owned chocolate maker making fine chocolates from the cocoa bean since 1915, Haigh's Chocolates.
An icon in South Australia and the best chocolate ever!

My thanks to John at Monarto Zoo for taking me behind the scenes in order to spend time with their Bilbies and gather my research to produce the illustrations for this range. Available from all Haigh's stores and online from their website. It was an absolute honour and pleasure to work with the Haigh's team in order to create these gorgeous new products.

Haigh's Chocolates 30th Anniversary Easter Collection

Following on from Bilby & Friends, we then worked together again to create six iconic Australian story images to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Easter Bilby. All of the illustrations were drawn in black fountain pen to achieve a natural and varying line, with colour added digitally and before applying to the range of products. This has produced a truly gorgeous collection which will be keepsakes for many years to come.
There is even a book tin!

For school visits and speaking engagements

Please contact Mandy's Booking Agent, Becky Lucas.
Phone | 0424 584 697 Email | [email protected]