Mrs Parata Rides Again (out of print)
Mrs Parata loves riding her bike to town: she chats to everyone she meets and gets great exercise. But the bike is wonky and unreliable, and her son's attempts to help only make matters worse.
A delightful, hilarious picturebook.
Ruth Darroch was a journalist for many years at the Northern Advocate in Whangarei. This is her first children's book to be published. Her husband, Bob Darroch, has been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for a number of years. His work can be seen on postcards, souvenirs, T shirts, children's toys and jigsaws. He started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999 with the release of The Kiwi that was Scared of the Dark and followed this up in 2002 with The Kiwi who lost his Mum. Ruth and Bob live in Temuka, South Canterbury.