Somerset Festival of BOOKS!

Yes it was wet. It was soggy. But it was GREAT. Rain, heat and sleet could not keep the kids from the books or the books from the kids. We met hundreds of young readers and writers from all over the country and shared our new Jimmy Cook and our silly picture books. We even read a brand new book and got some excellent suggestions for the title... I still can't decide between Evil Snail Robots and Wizard Dizard. Any more suggestions SEND THEM OVER!

Big Books at Adelaide Writers' Festival

They were expecting big things from us but not this big! Our BIG BOOKs made their debut this weekend at the Adelaide Writers' Festival. When I say Big Books I means stupidly oversized big. If there was a giant who was really into rhyming picture books these are the books he'd be reading. Each book takes two people to carry! Lucky there's two of us! Thanks kids of Adelaide who came out to our sessions and to the Auslan interpreters who rhymed in sign . Here are some pics.

Adelaide Writers' Festival

We've been invited to the Adelaide Writers Festival. Boo-YA! We're not really the type that likes to play it cool when it comes to these things so in case you didn't get it Double Boo-YA. We're excited. We're going to be reading our books in the Family Tent on Saturday and Sunday.  

More details to follow!




Mike wins Best Designed Picture Book in Australia

Jol, Jon, Kate & Chren (Harper Collins) at the Australian Book Design Awards 2015.

Jol, Jon, Kate & Chren (Harper Collins) at the Australian Book Design Awards 2015.

Mike I Don't Like is about a boy who doesn't like stuff. But even he couldn't pretend he didn't like being the winner of Best Designed Children's Book 2015 by the Australian Book Design Awards. New copies of Mike are being printed as we speak, like right at this... no... THIS second. Weird. 

Our new site.

I guess it wasn't really news to you because you must have known about it to find your way here to this post. But... if you did just fall down a steep ravine after being chased by a really scary squirrel only to wake up in a coma in hospital with someone holding this post over your head then it is news and in that case WOW.