Our digital editor, Vanessa Hughes, has been working on a new series of short animations exploring the Just So Stories of beloved children’s author Rudyard Kipling.

Using her favoured mediums of live action, animation and illustration, she has published some of her working drafts from the first in the series, The Crab That Played With The Sea. Magical trees, crabs and the fisherman on the moon are some of the images she has created so far.

Vanessa will be showing more from the Just So series as they are made.