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?, were published in April 2018.

Nick is available for events in bookshops and schools. Events are suitable for children and families of all ages and the books are perfect for Early Years and KS1. For more information please contact [email protected].

School Testimonials

‘I would recommend Nick to any school that wants to add depth to their music curriculum. Quite frankly brilliant!’ Felix Rayner, Headteacher of Winchcombe School Newbury

‘Every week the children ask me when Nick is coming. They have learnt so many fun songs and all love joining in with the actions and words. It is wonderful to see their smiling, happy faces when Nick walks into the classroom with his guitar. He really understands young children’s sense of humour and his music is accessible to all.’ Mrs Gillian Standing, Headteacher St Francis Primary Oxford 

‘Nick engages with the whole audience, he is lovely with the kids and the songs and actions are easy to join in with. Everyone has a great time and it’s lovely to see big smiles and happy faces all around. I can’t really recommend him highly enough.’ Tracey Smith, Headteacher of Tower Hill Primary School, Witney


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

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

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



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Edinburgh International Book Festival, graffeg

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is back this August and this year we are delighted to have a number of our brilliant authors holding events.

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 [email protected]