Nick Cope, Graffeg

Nick Cope

Nick Cope writes songs for young children and regularly performs at schools, theatres , festivals and events for families around the country. He has established a strong following all over the world, with both parents and children loving his work. In a previous life, Nick was the lead singer of the rock band The Candyskins.

Nick Cope’s work takes on a new form in a series of illustrated books based on an his original songs with full lyrics and guitar chords at the back. The first three titles in the series, No I don’t wanna do that!, The very silly dog and Why is the sky blue?, will be published in April 2018.


No I don’t wanna do that!

No I don’t wanna do that! is the story of young Joe, who just cannot be persuaded to do any of the activities his mum suggests, no matter how patient and accommodating she may be!

ISBN 9781912213535

Publication 11 April 2018. Pre-order now.

The very silly dog

The very silly dog doesn’t know a bone from a bar of soap. What will happen when he finds some soap…and eats it?

ISBN 9781912213511

Publication 11 April 2018. Pre-order now.

Why is the sky blue?

Why is the sky blue? is an entertaining and endearing take on the inquisitiveness of young children, featuring little Joe and his parents and all the weird and wonderful questions Joe has about the world.

ISBN 9781912213528

Publication 11 April 2018. Pre-order now.



3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nick Cope at Cardiff Children's Literature Festival
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Cardiff


Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

2018 is the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 6th year. The festival runs across two weekends and features over 40 ticketed events, craft sessions and an extensive programme of school events running across city centre venues, including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum Wales and Cardiff Story.

London Book Fair, Graffeg

London Book Fair 2018

We are back at the London Book Fair this April. Find us at the Wales stand – 5C129. We will be exhibiting alongside Wales Arts International/Arts Council of Wales and a variety of other Welsh publishers.

To book an appointment with us, please email