Author: Laura Bunting is a children’s book author with a particular fondness for wildlife, anthropomorphics and ice-cream. Her books have been published internationally and translated into multiple languages. Her most recent title, Liarbird, was named a CBCA Notable Book in 2020.
Laura spent the first 15 years of her career honing her writing craft, first in TV commercials, and soon after as a magazine writer and editor in Australia, Singapore, London and Dubai.
Then, somewhere amid the chaos, confusion, exhaustion and mind-boggling joy of new parenthood, Laura rediscovered the magic and power of children’s books. She is a firm believer that instilling a love of books is one of the most precious gifts parents can give to their children, with lifelong benefits. Laura’s stories are quirky, witty and slightly subversive. She seeks to create books that spark the imagination and tickle the funny bone of both parent and child, and that act as a springboard for silliness, playfulness, connection and rich conversation.
Illustrator: Philip Bunting is an Australian author and illustrator. His work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement, and fun. Philip’s books have been translated into multiple languages, and published in over 25 countries around the world.
Published by Scholastic Australia in 2017. Format, Hardback, 32 pages.