Tina Stubbs, the author and illustrator behind the ‘Life’s Little Bugs’, set out with a goal to develop a series of picture books that will engage young readers with good habits in a positive, fun way.
With art and graphics always being a major passion of Tina’s, eventually she went on to achieve a diploma in Children’s Illustration from the London Art College, helping her to transform the Life’s Little Bugs characters she had already designed into lovely book illustrations. The books went on to receive the Reviewers product award from Bizziebabies and Tina herself recently scooped the prestigious 'Sylvia Anderson Children's author' award at Pinewood Film Studios.
The concept of Life’s Little Bugs was first created when Tina was a working, single parent living in London.
Having had first-hand experience in nagging her own son about handwashing… “Why is there still dirt under your nails?”, nagging him about tooth brushing …” Why is your toothbrush still dry?”, nagging him about showing respect … “Please, not another spaceman scribbled on my wall!” and the on-going struggle to get them making healthy choices … “Just eat it!”.
She decided what was needed was a series of fun, colourful well-being books to support this process and take away the battle between adult and child and replace it with education and humour.
Her son has now left home to travel after finishing university as she resides in Berkshire with her partner of 12 years and Ziggy the dog and she can be found happily working from her home office creating more Life' Little Bugs for future releases
Tina often visits schools and libraries for readings of the Life’s Little Bugs stories which are always followed by fun activities for the children to get involved with. These events are popularly attended by young children and their parents, all of whom have adored the quirky illustrations and engaging rhymes in the books.
Most of all, Tina is a great believer that enjoyment is the best way to learn. She eagerly looks forward to seeing how Life’s Little Bugs might impact the lives of today’s youngsters.