Marcela Ferreira is a new author - both The Treasure (Magic Cat) and The Queen Next Door (Hachette) come out in 2023.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcela moved to London as a teenager. She started reading picture books (in English) after her children were born and hasn't been able to stop since!
She loves tongue twisters (Dr Seuss is a favourite), rhyme (any book by Rob Biddulph), and laugh-out-loud stories like Poo Bum and Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise.
Marcela also enjoys learning new proverbs, and how they change according to country and culture.
Her favourite Brazilian proverbs are: never poke a jaguar with a short stick, old parrots don't learn to talk, necessity makes the frog jump and a dog bitten by a snake is afraid of sausages.
She lives in London with her husband, two children and a pair of newly rescued kittens - Loki and Thor.
Marcela Ferreira is represented by The Catchpole Agency.