Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Squeakopotamus - Best-selling children’s duo Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird return with a giant-sized character to charm small readers
By Dawn McMillan,
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird Published by Oratia
978-0-947506-11-7 $19.99, paperback
McMillan and Ross Kinnaird have crafted some of the most popular New Zealand
kids’ titles in recent years, and their new book Squeakopotamus promises to continue the winning streak of
bestsellers I Need a New Bum! And Doctor Grundy’s Undies.
Squeakopotamus is a pet unlike any
he a hippo that looks like a mouse Or,
is he a mouse too big for this house?
who or what is Squeakopotamus? And how will the kids, Mum and Dad keep him fed?
memorable tale for younger readers, Squeakopotamus
crosses hippo-sized fun and zany illustrations with mouse-proud rhyme, rhythm
and a happy ending. Here is a lovable big character who promises to win a place
in the hearts of small readers everywhere.
Dawn McMillan is a much-loved
writer of children’s books and educational readers, who lives north of Thames.
She has enjoyed a number of successful collaborations with Ross Kinnaird, an internationally recognised illustrator who lives
in Birkenhead, Auckland. I Need a New
Bum! (2012) continues to be a New Zealand bestseller, and they’ve followed
up with popular books Doctor Grundy’s
Undies and Mister Spears and his
fans of Dawn and her books will be able to join in the fun activities to
celebrate the release of Squeakopotamus
at Thames Paper Power on Thursday 6 October at 3.30pm (phone 07 868 6447) and
at Carson’s Bookshop on NZ Bookshop Day Saturday 29 October (phone 07 868