Emily Hughes likes to walk outside. When she draws and writes she doesn't want to tell children things plainly — she believes children can discover it themselves. Using three aids she tries to help children understand her stories. One is through environment; using something natural is comforting and familiar. Also, green is a special colour, and joyful to use. Another is through feeling, which is harder to set; she tries to do this by using expression, body language and colour. The most exciting is in details.
She finds that children often see things that adults can't. She wants children to feel powerful by what they notice. These are gifts made for the observant. She make books for all children, but perhaps she is making books for the child she was. Emily is of Hawaiian heritage and lives in London.