Mandy Sutcliffe was born in Stockport and loved drawing from an early age. She studied illustration at Leeds University, spending part of her degree course based in Paris. During this time, Mandy spent hours drawing and painting in Parisian parks, inspired by the world around her. It was while she was in Paris that Mandy first heard the name 'Belle' and began to develop the little girl character who would go on to star in her stories.Mandy has drawn on her own childhood memories to create the world of Belle and Boo, basing many of their adventures on her own experiences. She wants to create a world that captures all the freedom of childhood; a timeless world of fun, exploration and adventure. Today, Belle and Boo is a successful international lifestyle brand with many different product ranges and over 500 stockists worldwide. Mandy lives in Bristol with her partner and their young twin sons, Ellis and Sam.
A gentle book that my little girl will enjoy for a few years to come, and one that she is keen for me to read over and over again. - Mother and BabyA sweet and charmingly illustrated story. - Baby & MeThis charming picture book looks to become popular and successful. - Books For KeepsEnchanting characters. - Baby LondonDelightful, and it certainly won't be a chore to read and re-read again! - BookbagA lovely feel to the book... delightful! - parentsintouch.co.uk