Author(s): Tania Cox; Karen Blair
A leaf that flies... A rock that hops... These are some of the wonderful things that Simon sees on his walk with Nan. Simon takes a walk through the bush with his Nan and along the way finds out that things are not always what they seem. A simple story about camouflage is brought to life with the beautiful illustrations by Karen Blair AUTHOR: Tania Cox wrote her first children's story when she was 11 years old, titled, 'A Day at the Circus' and has been hooked on writing ever since. Many years later, her picture books include, 'Little Bat', 'Baby', 'Scary Bear', 'Snap! went Chester' (shortlisted for CBCA Book Awards), 'Wolf's Sunday Dinner' and 'Alberta'. Tania writes in between being a lost toy detective, bath-time patrol officer, bedtime-fun party-pooper etc, etc. The idea for With Nan came from her many childhood walks where she saw quite a lot of ground wriggling away... Tania lives in north Queensland with her young family. ILLUSTRATOR: Karen Blair grew up in Perth, Western Australia, enjoying a childhood of playing, imagining and drawing with her brother and sister. She made my first picture book when she was 9 for a year 5 project, and by the time she was in her 20s and living in the UK, she knew it was her dream. She now lives in Fremantle with her husband and two cats. Karen work part time as a primary art teacher in a boys' school, and part time illustrating and writing from her studio at home. SELLING POINTS: * Explores the natural world and camouflage * Delightful celebration of relationship between a child and grandparent * Discover Some of the animals to be found on the Australian bush * Good for the tourist market.