Joyce Dunbar Joyce Dunbar is best known for her lively and quirky picture books stories, with their wide emotional range. The Guardian has named her as 'one of the best writers for children today' with praise for her 'sensitivity, lyrical style and gentle humour'. She revels in the joy of language, the playfulness of words, and in seeing her work fabulously brought to life by world class illustrators. She takes a special pleasure in the 3 books illustrated by her daughter, Polly: SHOE BABY, PAT-A-CAKE BABY & I WILL NOT WEAR PINK. Many of her stories have been dramatised for the stage and as puppet shows, with LONGNOSEPUPPETS & NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE. Her MOUSE & MOLE series has been animated for Television with the voices of Alan Bennett, Richard Briers & Imelda Staunton. Read more about Joyce's books here. I am very happy to offer my support to Beanstalk locally in the East of England as what author wouldn’t want to help children to read!