So this is us.....

So this is me and my two boys...eventually I might have a photo with hubby in it too but it’s probably too much to ask that everyone will be looking the right way and actually like the photo when it’s for now this will have to do the job.

Welcome to Button and Squirt! Im Ria, Im mummy to Dexter and Axel the inspiration for everything here at Button and Squirt, even the name (thats their nicknames that my Dad gave them when they were born).

I have always loved animals, nature and the world around me. Since I was very young I loved to find out everything I could about animals and I equally loved to draw and paint. My mum still has a hedgehog picture I created out of off cuts of vinyl tiles and she let me loose in my play room as a child and let me paint the entire wall with a huge orca.

'ria has made an awesome contribution to childrens education on the animals we share the earth with, past and present. Her art work, design and fact finding are beyond compare. I would recomend everyone to get these for their children to learn from.' Denise


Fast forward a few years (cough) and I had my first child, from the moment that kid knew what he was looking at he fell in love with nature and animals, and that passion and excitement started to rub off on me again and my love for it all came rushing back to the forefront of my mind.

That brings us up to now, where my love of drawing and animals has been brought back to life with Button and Squirt. I draw unusual animals from around the world to create my amazing animals fact cards to teach kids (and adults) all about the animals that we share the earth with, to hopefully help them to fall in love and want to protect them for the future. 

Over the past few years I have created and released fourteen sets of cards, with matching colouring books, three fact and activity books and two puzzles, alongside notebooks and some fun gift items. I am constantly working on new items to add to the range, with Amazing Birds of Prey and Amazing Nature Journal hopefully coming out later this year.


Button and Squirt, Warminster, UK, BA12 0BD