My name’s Vanessa Reilly. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years and a teacher trainer since 1994. I’ve worked with teachers from all over the world from countries like Austria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE and the Ukraine. My new books Splash and Big Surprise take the children all the way through from pre-school right through to the end of primary school. I’m also the author of Three in a tree, Cookie & friends, Surprise, Surprise Surprise, Super Surprise and My friends. I’m co-author of the OUP Resource Books for Teachers Very Young Learners and Writing with children.