Thursday, June 28, 2012

Two impressive new New Zealand picture books

Lillibutt was lonely. Lillibutt was bored. Every day she looked up at the mountains and wondered what was on the other side. Finally, a young girl takes her on the adventure of a lifetime, on a very, very long walk – on the Camino Pathway.
A universal story of adventure and achievement. The Bookman absolutely loves this one, delightful. It is a winner!

About the author and illustrator 
Maris O’Rourke is an accomplished poet and former Secretary for Education for New Zealand and Director of Education for the World Bank. Claudia Pond Eyley is a well-known visual artist, painter, printmaker and film director.
Maris O'Rorke and Claudia Pond Eyley  Photo- JASON OXENHAM/CENTRAL LEADER

Note: Maris O'Rourke, author of Lillibutt's Big Adventure about a pig going on the El Camino de Santiago walk, will be interviewed on Nine to Noon tomorrow, Friday 29 June. I'll be listening in, should be most interesting.

Duck Creek Press - June 2012, 978-1-877378-58-4
Lillibutt’s Big Adventure, Maris O’Rourke and Claudia Pond Eyley
210 x 255mm, 32 pages, hardback, RRP: $29.99
Distributed by David Bateman Ltd

It’s that dog again!

Sequel to the award-winning*
A Dog Like That! this is another delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly but loyal and loveable best friend.

About the author & illustrator
Janene Cooper is an education consultant based in Auckland. Evie Kemp is a recent graduate of AUT University where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration.

*Storylines Notable Book Award,
Finalist NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, Finalist LIANZA Russell Clark Award

June 2012, 978-1-877378-55-3
That Dog at the Beach!, Janene Cooper and Evie Kemp
210 x 255mm, 32 pages, hardback, RRP: $29.99
Distributed by David Bateman Ltd

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