Tuesday, 27th March, 2018
The Second Sky written by Patrick Guest and Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley has been shortlisted by The Children's Book Council of Australia for the 2018 Early Childhood Book of the Year.
Its such an honour to make the short list of six, alongside some of Australia's most gifted and loved authors and illustrators. I remember my earliest contact with JB, a few years ago. His first sketches of Gilbert were coming in. It was as if he'd downloaded my dreams. In JB's words: 'There's something strange and very special happening here' and its still happening....
The awards will be announced on the 17th August, 2108.
Saturday, 3rd March, 2018
Rabby the Brave – As well as supporting the launch of Rabby the Brave Farrell’s bookshop (my local bookshop) on Main Street Mornington have devoted the shop widow to the release of Rabby the Brave. Pop down to check put the window and talk to the great staff about all things books!
Inspired by Bluey and That’s What Wings Are For, Tori has put her talents to use and created this exquisite ceramic Bluey action figurine – Albert the Turtle and Wolf next door are next. If you’d like more or if you have your own art work or experiences to share you can send them to me via the contact page or at Patrick.guest(at)Bigoproductions(dot)com(dot)au
Monday, 4 April 2016
The Ricker Racker Club – As well as supporting the launch of the Ricker Racker Club Farrell’s bookshop (my local bookshop) on Main Street Mornington have devoted the shop widow to the release of The Ricker Racker Club. Pop down to check put the window and talk to the great staff about all things books!
In this radio interview with Heather Mc on Radio Port Phillip about the launch of The Ricker Racker Club, Thats What Wings are For and the importance of kindness, silliness and bravery in children's stories.
On this short YouTube clip I talk about the story behind the book “That’s What Wings Are For” connecting it to our families experience with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Bluey the hero.