Polly writes picture books, non-fiction, and young fiction featuring a variety of animals from rabbits to tapirs via badly behaved ponies. She lives in North London with her family and two black and white cats. She volunteers as a reading helper for the charity Beanstalk.
Pony on the Twelfth Floor, a young fiction title illustrated by Sarah Jennings, was published by Walker Books.
Polly has teamed up with Clara Vulliamy on several projects, including her first children’s series Mango and Bambang (Walker), Picking Pickle (Pavilion Children’s Books) and their latest publication, The Book Cat (Faber). Published in 2021, it’s a classic wartime tale of a (real!) cat who made his home at the Faber offices and decided he’d never leave.
Polly has also written brilliant, non-fiction picture books, published by Nosy Crow, including All Through the Night: People Who Work While We Sleep (illustrated by Harriet Hobday), Building a Home and Special Delivery (both illustrated by Klas Fahlén).
Polly’s recent book, Through the North Pole Snow, published by Walker Books in November 2022 and illustrated by Richard Jones, is a beautiful gift picture book about a little Artic fox meeting Father Christmas, a tender story of friendship brings home the true meaning of Christmas.