Cannock illustrator works on Rochelle Humes's new book

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | News | Published:

A Staffordshire illustrator is celebrating after seeing her latest works go on sale – a children’s book authored by TV personality Rochelle Humes.

Rachel Suzanne illustrated ‘The Mega Magic Hair Swap!’ which tells the story of best friends Mai and Rose, who make a wish to change their hair but learn that they are perfect just the way they are.

To bring the characters to life, Birmingham City University illustration graduate Rachel worked alongside the book’s author, Rochelle Humes - best known for being one fifth of pop group ‘The Saturdays’.

Rochelle also presents ITV show ‘Ninja Warrior UK’ and is a regular presenter of ITV daytime show This Morning.

“I wrote this book for my little girl and others like her that have struggled to accept themselves”, she said.

Since graduating in 2015, Rachel has worked with Hallmark Cards, fashion retailer Next and illustrated two picture books.

On working with Rochelle to illustrate the book, Rachel said: “It still feels like a dream.

“It's been great to work beside such a strong woman with a really beautiful message to tell. The book is about diversity and a celebration of what makes you, you.”

On seeing her work come to fruition, 26-year-old Rachel who is from Cannock, said: “It's the best feeling to see something you've worked so hard on being enjoyed by people.

“Seeing the book on ‘This Morning’ with Holly and Phil was particularly great!

“My future aspirations are to work on a book which is adapted for stage, and to help every child see themselves in a picture book.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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