Spectacular Sparrow is a storybook about the day a brave little sparrow stood against a menacing crow.

Written and illustrated by me, it’s loosely based upon a sight I saw as a kid: a lone magpie surrounded by a frenzy of sparrows.


I woke up one day and decided to make a storybook.

After returning from a month-long trip to Japan in the middle of 2012, I realised I hadn’t made anything for myself in a while. There was also the urge to make some sort of storybook too. So I woke up one day and decided to make just that!

Putting it together has been fun: from agonising over tiny details in the writing (like rhymes, bro), to developing a new sparrow design halfway through because the old one was lacking in soul. But in the end it was all worth it seeing it come together!



Download now

Apple iBooks version

The original and recommended version (you’d be notified of updates too). You’ll need iBooks on your Apple device though.



PDF version

Viewable on most modern computers and devices. Yay!


Why no EPUB format? Picture books don’t format well in EPUB. See example here from Smashing Magazine.


What People Are Saying

“OhHhH HOW CUTE!@!!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats so cute Man”

— My girlfriend

“Beautiful work J”
— A friend

“I like your book Johnny”
— Another friend


“I read it to my kids!”
— A colleague

“I don’t get it.”
— Another friend

“… I’m speechless”
— I wished Neil Gaiman would say