In an extraordinary moment of clarity Simon Drew discovered that most people have a birthday every year and that there are other people who have also discovered this and who need a modern highly technological method to record this. The result of years of research has brought the astonishing item known as a book. Then in a giant leap of faith Simon Drew decided to call it the 'Birthday Book'. Every page informs the person having the birthday which animal is their own particular guide through life: it might be a hippo or it might be a worm. There's a barmy verse for each sign of the zodiac: if you're one of the lucky 7 billion people who have a birthday that happens to fall on one of the 365(6) days of the year, then this is the book for you. There are people who will not be able to use this book: these are the minority who believe we have 2 or more birthdays in a year. Simon Drew is hoping to create a book for them but it may take a while.
Simon Drew lives in Dartmouth, England, with his wife, Caroline, and his dog, Rabbit. He works mainly in pen and ink, making fiendishly inventive drawings of everyday objects, birds and animals embellished with devious rhymes and word play. His work is widely acclaimed and exhibited, and is already the subject of numerous books. Drew's designs are also incorporated into a wide variety of stationery and accessories ranging from cards, mugs, t-shirts and aprons.