Grace and Katie
Grace and Katie are twins who love to draw. Grace loves everything to be organised and neat, while Katie loves everything to be bright, bold and messy. When they want to draw a map of their home and street, the girls can't agree on how it should be done so they each decide to create their own map. But that doesn't work out quite as well as they'd planned. Perhaps working together might be more fun after all! An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other's strengths.
"Stories about twins are not common so this is a great addition to the collection so that not only can the children read about themselves in a book but also send a message to the world that they are individuals first but lucky enough to share the special bond that twins have and which both girls discover."
Liz Anelli spent her early years drawing on the electrical circuit diagram papers that her dad brought home from work, copying her mother's loopy handwriting and getting told off for daydreaming. Today she makes pictures using collage and printmaking as well as paint, pencils and her computer. Her picture books explore the world in vivid detail and she is very fond of designing complicated cityscape scenes as well as creating big illustrated maps of the places she loves best. Susanne Merritt is a writer, editor, mother of three and passionate advocate for children's literacy. She loves tea and chocolate, dislikes Brussels sprouts, and loves to read anywhere, anytime. She is the author of Don't Think About Purple Elephants (shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia 2016 Book of the Year Award) and The Great Sock Secret.