Monday, August 15, 2016
The Great Kiwi ABC Book
The Great Kiwi ABC Book by Donovan BixleyUpstart Press, RRP $19.99
A must-have new book for all New Zealand families with pre-school children
Here is the ABC like you’ve never seen it: featuring Donovan Bixley’s most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi ‘Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’. Look out for the milkshake-making cow, the All Black lambs, the cute pink ski-bunny, and the colossal squid and many more of Donovan’s vibrant, amusing illustrations.
About Donovan Bixley:
Donovan Bixley has illustrated more than 100 stories and book covers as well as over 50 books, including Harry Hobnail & the Pungapeople and Mr Tanglewood & the Pungapeople by beloved New Zealand author Barry Crump.
Donovan was the illustrator of the bestselling children’s book The Wheels on the Bus (2010), Old Macdonald’s Farm (2011) Little Bo Peep and More (2014) and Pussycat, Pussycat (2015). He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart which was a finalist in the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, Monkey Boy was listed by the International Youth Library as one of the top 200 children's books in the world.
Donovan’s most recent books include Much Ado About Shakespeare. 400 years after the death of William Shakespeare, Donovan brings The Bard to life in a stunning literary picture book. Donovan has also released the first in an exciting new series for children: Flying Furballs: Dogfight.