Paddy Donnelly is an Irish author and illustrator living in Belgium. He grew up on the north coast of Ireland, surrounded by mythical stories of giants, magical creatures and shape-shifting animals. All of this, set in a stunning landscape from another time, prompted his love of nature, animals, the sea and storytelling. He creates his illustrations digitally, but loves working with a textured, painterly approach. The Vanishing Lake was his debut author-illustrated picture book, based on a real lake close to his childhood home in Ireland. His most recent book is Fox & Son Tailers, published in 2022. He wishes Pluto were still a planet.
Fox & Son Tailers
Download Activity sheets: Draw a new tail for Rory
Download Activity sheets: Help Rory and Fox design some really colourful tails!
The Vanishing Lake
Download Activity sheets: Meara is boating on the lake with grandad. Spot 8 differences between the 2 pictures
Download Activity sheets: Meara is exploring the lake bottom. Spot 8 differences between the 2 pictures
Download Activity sheets: A drawing of Meara on the lake bed to colour in
Download Activity sheets: Questions and activities based on The Vanishing Lake