Eileen Browne has written and illustrated many children’s books, and has also worked in collaboration with Emily Bolam, Kit Wright, Tony Bradman and Floella Benjamin. She is the creator of the classic Handa’s Surprise and the sequels Handa's Hen and Handa's Noisy Night (all Walker), which have become puppet theatre productions touring nationally and abroad, and have had rights sold all over the world.

Originally from Birmingham, Eileen is now based in Wiltshire. With her latest work, Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe (Corgi), she has created the wonderful and charming preschool character of Boo Boo Baby, who has lots of fun bouncing from animal to animal before bedtime.

  • "This gentle reassuring book is ideal for exploring simple sounds and rhythms with babies and children." Booktrust on Boo Boo Baby
  • Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen now boast combined sales of over a million copies
  • Through My Window, co-written with Tony Bradmanis winner of 2016 Bizzie Baby Silver Award
  • Through My Window celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016
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