Author(s): Yvonne Morrison
Take one traditional fairy tale and one infuriatingly cheeky (albeit knowledgeable) child, and mix with the talented writing of Yvonne Morrison and the funny and creative illustrations of Donovan Bixley...and you have a recipe for fall-off-your-chair hilarity!
Finalist: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015
Yvonne Morrison is a zookeeper, swing dance instructor, former school teacher, and children's book author of such bestsellers as A Kiwi Night Before Christmas, A Kiwi Jingle Bells, Down in the Forest and The Three Bears... Sort Of (winner of the Children's Choice Award at the 2014 NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults). Yvonne is passionate about animal welfare and loves to travel the world seeking out strange and unusual species. Donovan Bixley is a talented artist and designer with a range of styles. He is the illustrator of The Story of Bo and the Circus that Wasn't, Phoebe and the Night Creatures, Wacko Kakapo, The Tuatara and the Skink, A Right Royal Christmas, the Dinosaur Rescue series and The Three Bears... Sort Of (also with Yvonne Morrison). He is author and illustrator of the action-packed illustrated novel Monkey Boy. His work is bright and energetic with a terrific sense of humour. Donovan lives in Taupo with his family.