Rupert Allinson Racer Extraordinaire is a private picture book commission. I was asked to write, illustrate and design a story about a boy, his pet dogs and all of the things he loves. The overall theme of the book is adventure and friendship.
The story is set in the back garden of Rupert’s family home. With a little bit of imagination a great race commences where Rupert races his beloved pet dogs – Bella, Sophie and Fly. They race cars, aeroplanes and finally boats; this is when disaster strikes and Fly falls overboard. Instead of winning the race, Rupert saves the day by going back for Fly and they cross the finish line together.