The Geneva Chronicles

An Illustrated History as told by Allo the Allobrogian and his Horse

Published: Coming Soon: 01 Apr 2022!

Tsunamis on lake Geneva. Dark Matter at CERN. Peacocks in the park. Naughty dukes, vegetable soup, chocolate marmites. And MORE.

Allo the Allobrogian has been buried underneath Geneva Cathedral for over 2000 years, and he has seen it ALL. L...

Goodnight, Switzerland

the perfect book for little sleepyheads!

Published: 01 Oct 2021

Owl soars over Switzerland, wishing everyone goodnight: from the marmots, the Matterhorn and the Emmental cheese to the double-decker trains and even the little street-cleaning trolleys.

For fans of Goodnight Moon, beautifully illustrated b...

50 Amazing Swiss Women

True Stories You Should Know About

Published: 04 Feb 2021

Spies, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, politicians, athletes, midwives, mothers... Swiss women are daring, ingenious, and brave. Though the country is small, the heroines are vast!

February 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of wom...

Praise for 50 Amazing Swiss Women

Read this in two sittings!

Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss

#metoo; about those pesky hugs from relatives

Published: 01 Oct 2019


Shortlist: Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2020
Chosen by Pro Helvetia as one of their “Magic 9” books

Illustrated by Kasia Fryza. Published by Helvetiq

Emma does not like kissing her visitors. Her uncle&rsquo...

Praise for Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss

So much fun to read with the little ones! This is a delightful book with a strong message for kids and the grown-ups in their lives... nobody should be forced to show affection with kisses or hugs unless they want to. The author approaches ...

Whittling Away

Forest School Tools 1

Published: 09 Sep 2019

Illustrated by Tennie Videler, Cambridge Thinking Press; in collaboration with Cambridge Forest Schools. OUT OF PRINT. Please contact me for a signed copy.

Learn how to whittle safely with Dixie the Pixie and his friends...

Praise for Whittling Away
Safety in nature We want children to enjoy nature. The Forest Schools have a set of books which teach safety with activities out of doors. This one teaches safe whittling. A lovely book with clear images and inventive characters, so ...

Zanna and the Something

Published: 01 May 2019

Illustrated by Karin Eklund (, éditions utopie, May 2019

Available in FR/DE/EN: Or contact me for a signed copy!


Zanna has double trouble: Why are her...

The Red Hot Fireball

Published: 01 Jan 2019

Illustrated by Clément Espinosa, éditions utopie, 2017.

Available in EN/FR here: Or contact me for a signed copy!


One day, Zay gets so angry that she turns into a red, hot f...

Praise for The Red Hot Fireball

'My girls loved interacting with Fireball Zay, and following along on her journey with anger. And I loved giving them a story about an emotion so often shunned.' (Tara McLaughlin Giroud)

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