Marie Louise Fitzpatrick » Award-Winning Irish Writer and Illustrator



Beth is VERY cross today and will not smile – not even a little bit!
The whole family tries to put her in a sunny mood but they are just SILLY!
Can clever big sister save the day?

Silly Mummy, Silly Daddy was short-listed for the Irish Books Awards, Junior Children’s section, 2007



Beth doesn’t want to go to silly school! She doesn’t want to go for storytime, or painting, or singing.
So what does she want to do?



There’s a new baby.
He can’t walk. He can’t talk. He cries.
Beth thinks he’s a silly baby!
Can anything change her mind?


‘Silly Mummy, Silly Daddy is a charming picturebook for younger readers…The text is delightfully simple and my toddler found the book highly entertaining. Marie-Louise is certainly in tune with young children and has obviously been doing her homework when it comes to toddler tantrums.’ Sarah Webb, Inis Magazine

‘The text (Silly School) is perfectly pitched for 3 years olds, but it’s the wonderfully arresting illustrations that really steal the show … It’s so rare to find exceptional picture books for younger children of 2+ and Marie-Louise should be commended for her fresh, original approach. More please!’ Sarah Webb, Inis Magazine

‘…an appealing book (Silly Baby) with a very simple text, speech bubbles and some clear, bold illustrations. This book does what it sets out to do – explore the emotions of a small child confronted with a new sibling.’ Writeaway

Publisher: Frances Lincoln UK/USA
Silly Mummy, Silly Daddy, 2006, Silly School, 2007, Silly Baby 2010
Co-editions: Italy, Korea