It’s nearly Christmas, so Hopscotch and friends decide to put up their tree. But when their old one falls apart, no one can agree how the new one should look. Big, or small, fat or thin? Can the friends work together to find a new one? After all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree… would it?
Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree is a brand new Christmas story and the first book in the Happy Go Hopscotch series.
A cross-media series, Happy Go Hopscotch was shortlisted for the Bafta Rockliffe Children’s Writing Competition in 2014, selected for the BCreative Lab in 2015 and was awarded development funding from Creative Europe in 2015.
About the Author
Katy Segrove has written comedy sketches, short and feature films as well as creating the children’s’ animated TV series Happy Go Hopscotch. Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree is Katy’s first picture book and she is thrilled to be working in this medium.
Katy’s sketches appeared in the ITV sketch show ‘Shoot the Writers’, where she was voted a winning writer and invited to form a comedy writing team along with the other winners. Her shorts have been shortlisted by the UK Film Festival and 50 Kisses, amongst others. Her feature films have been optioned by production companies and shortlisted for prestigious writing schemes.
About the Illustrator
Katerina Vykhodtseva is a graduate of the National Film and TV school in the UK and Fine Art Watercolor School in Moscow. She works as an illustrator and an animation director and is based in London. Her latest animated film has been screened at international festivals worldwide such as Edinburgh Film Festival and PISAF South Korea and was nominated for Best Animation at the Miami International Short Film Festival.
Katerina’s experience in illustration, animation and art direction for film and television allows her to work across various types of projects. Katerina is currently in development of the first season of a pre-school animated TV series backed by Creative Europe.