I think it is in the nature of bow tie giraffes that we are particularly curious about the world. I like to find out how things work, or why things do things and if I can’t find out why, I try to imagine. My investigations are often the starting point for my books, but it can be difficult to know what to investigate first as there are so many things.

At the moment I’m looking into ‘can you can’t do something?’ and there will be a book coming very soon. That’s my main investigation, but I’ve also got three quarters of an ear to learning some French, gravity, tea brewing and how to best keep the teapot warm, and the artist Picasso.