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Together with David Hoskins, Chantal created Horace & Nim. The third book in the series, "Edie's Little White Lie" has been available since Christmas 2020


When Edie tells Kay that “Actually, I love your singing voice,” she wasn’t expecting Kay to run off and enter a talent show. She was just trying to cheer up her best friend after Polecat Mac said how terrible her voice was (and it’s seriously not good).Those judges can be pretty cruel, and the audiences even worse. Will Kay blame Edie when everyone laughs at her? Can their friendship even survive?

Horace and Nim try to help out, but things look pretty grim for the well-meaning duck.

Available from Amazon UK, Hubble & Hattie, Quarto Knows (USA & Canada) and of course your local bookshop.

Positive thinking for Piglets

When cool cousin Reg tells Kay that she can have anything she wants, if she wants it badly enough, Kay is not totally convinced. But she gives it a try. Sure enough, getting her heart’s desire (a freshly-baked acorn pie) proves more than a little frustrating. A great introduction to metaphysics for the precocious four to six year old!

"Heartwarming!" - Kid's Books We Love

available from Amazon ukAmazon USA, from Hubble & Hattie or your local bookshop.

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It’s a windy autumn day and the friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all time record of five lucky leaves before tea time. But the more leaves he catches the more accidents he seems to have catching them. Forget breaking records, will Nim survive till teatime?

Praise for "The Lucky, Lucky Leaf":

"A gentle book that recreates the spirit and feel of autumn. Ideal for children aged 4 - 6" - Brenda Marshall, the English Association

“A truly heart-warming story about friendship and counting your blessings with endearing humour and classic illustrations" - The Library Girl and Book Boy

available from Amazon ukAmazon USA, from Hubble & Hattie or your local bookshop.

Horace & Nim

For more information about the Horace & Nim books, character bio's, news and other goodies, you can visit the Horace & Nim website.


Chantal's picture book "Fierce Grey Mouse" is about a little mouse, who wants to be fierce for a day and discovers that being fierce isn't all it's made out to be.

"Fierce Grey Mouse is a charmer" - Sunday Telegraph (digital version of the book)

The digital app version of Fierce Grey Mouse was awareded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit: "A stellar example of what happens when good art and good stories [...] collide."

available from Amazon uk, Amazon USA, from Hubble & Hattie or your local bookshop.

Wrozel says Hello

In August 2017 "Worzel says Hello! Will you be my friend?" - the first book in the Worzel picture book series, written by Catherine Pickles, with the help of her lurcher Worzel, and illustrated by Chantal, was published and was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Award. It's a book that helps to introduce (young) children to dogs and build a happy relationship.

The 2nd Worzel picture book, "Worzel goes for a walk" is now available too and was again shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards in 2018.

Books from the "Pojo" series, written and published by Little Creative Days, which Chantal illustrated were winners of the 2015 Creative Play Awards and shortlisted for ERA in 2014.

The first in the "Bad Cat Club" series, written by Catherine Campbell, illustrated by Chantal was a 2018 "Wishing Shelf" finalist.

Chantal was selected out of thousands of applicants, to feature in Winsor & Newton's Christmas Gifting Campaign 2020.

See more about Chantal and her books on Chantal's author page on Hubble & Hattie's website or in the US on the Quarto Knows author page.





CLICK HERE for free Horace & Nim activity sheets,
including a story, colouring in and join-the-dots sheets,
word jumbles, word searches and counting games!


Praise for Worzel says Hello!: “This book is gorgeous.!”- the Bookbag -“The pictures are so exquisitely well drawn in watercolour, it is one I will keep. Chantal Bourgonje is a clever artist!” - Dog Training Weekly - "Deftly written by Catherine Pickles in an engagingly rhythmic poetry that is charmingly illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje, 'Worzel says Hello!' is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library Picture Book collections for children" - Midwest book review

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