Ceri & Deri: Pudding for Dessert

Today marks the publication of the seventh instalment of the Ceri & Deri series, Pudding for Dessert! Ceri & Deri are a series of illustrated children's stories by exciting new illustrator, Max Low. Find out more below.

Ceri and Deri are well known for having a sweet tooth and like visiting both Delwen’s Domain of Desserts and Peredur’s Pudding Palace. But one day Delwen and Peredur have an argument – which are best, puddings or desserts?


Max Low is a graduate of Hereford School of Art, and was selected by best selling children's author Nicola Davies to illustrate Bee Boy and the Moonflowers, the penultimate tale in Graffeg's Shadows and Light series. The Ceri & Deri series are his first solo authored and illustrated works.

When discussing the meaning behind the book, Max claims that 'while people may disagree, they have more in common than it seems, and if they work together it might result in good things.' All Ceri & Deri tales have a hidden educational message.

One of the main selling points of this series is the brilliantly funny storytelling filled with comical capers. When asked about the importance of humour in children’s books, Max writes ‘Humour is hugely important, without humour the books could feel like a lecture. They would just be boring. For me, I also need to use humour in order to enjoy writing the books, I don’t enjoy sitting on my own in silence, so as long as I can have a laugh writing them, it makes it a lot more enjoyable for me.’

Max Low is an Illustration graduate from Hereford College of Arts. in 2017 he was shortlisted for the Penguin Random house Student Design Award and has since produced work for the likes of Moonpig, Anorak Magazine and The Hay Festival.


In 2017 he was selected by best selling children's author Nicola Davies to illustrated Bee Boy and the Moonflowers, the penultimate tale in Graffeg's Shadow and Light series.

The Ceri & Deri series are Max's first solo authored and illustrated works. Good to be Sweet and No Time for Clocks were published in August 2018, Build a Birdhouseand The Treasure Mapfollowed in April 2019 and Young Whippersnapper and The Very Smelly Telly Showpublished in April 2020 and then Get Your Skates On earlier this year. Take a look below to see some of his earlier illustrations for Pudding for Dessert. 

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