Hello and welcome to my website. I’m an accomplished Author and the creator of the 'Look at me I'm Learning' bilingual picture book series.
I’m so appreciative and delighted by the positive responses my work has received and I want to continue growing my family of readers.
I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories as they come to fruition, but in the meantime, check out some of my featured publications below!
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Daniel Williamson was born in Perivale, London 28th April 1979. After 13 years in the capital he earned a scholarship to Bembridge Private School on the Isle of Wight, largely due to his advanced English writing skills.
During his teenage years he participated in the school productions, band and choir and also the South Wight Youth Theatre amateur dramatic society. He was involved in productions such as Carmina Burana, Hiawatha, Peanuts and Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.
After attending Nottingham Trent University 1998-2002 much of his time was spent travelling the globe, even visiting Wonders of the World such as Christ the Redeemer, The Taj Mahal and The Great Wall of China.
After the birth of his daughter Carmela on 24th October 2014 his passion for writing was re-ignited and after a brief spell script writing he turned his attention to children's stories due to the inspiration he gained from his mother Jacqueline's Montessori nursery and his own volunteer work at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
His current titles include the 'Look at me I'm learning' series which focuses on teaching young children the basics of a new language through colourful picture books. Currently languages include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese with many more language books and rhyming picture books already under development for 2020 and beyond.
How it all began
After 2 years of writing rhyming picture books, I was having a conversation one day with an Italian friend of mine. She mentioned she had found it incredibly difficult to find a colourful picture book for her cousin to teach his son Italian. I guess this was my light bulb moment and so conducted some in depth research.
What I found was that despite there being many bilingual books available, they all looked on the boring side and certainly not eye-catching or endearing to toddlers. I saw an opportunity there and then to do something no one else was doing. After all some children start learning a new or foreign language at a very young age don't they?
They certainly do and the reception my 'Look at Me I'm Learning' series has had so far has been both staggering and humbling at the same time! Multiple parents have told me how much they love the books and how eager the children are to learn their language using them.
It's a great feeling for me personally to know I'm helping to educate and enlighten children all over the world by providing this stepping stone to another language. The beauty of it is that the possibilities are endless! There will be many more languages to come and some new rhyming books too!
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."