Wacko! (Hardcover)

By Ali Durham

Starfish Bay Publishing, 9781760360733, 36pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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This short, joyful, rhyming picture book tells a simple story of growing up and nurturing a special relationship with a grandparent. It depicts the major milestones a young child reaches in the early years of development, such as walking, learning to eat independently, riding a bike, beginning to write and draw, and finally going to school. Each stanza and double spread depicts this growth and development in progression, and the text alternates between child and Grandpa, who share each experience with humor and joy!

About the Author

Ali Durham is an Australian author/illustrator, as well as a qualified art and early childhood teacher. Her passion for children's books has taken her to faraway places, including London and Italy, where she studied children's book illustration. Ali loves spending time with her two children, bush walking, reading, playing in a band, and creating books in her messy studio in the Adelaide Hills.

Praise For Wacko!

"Simple but colorful illustrations of these anthropomorphic mice make the book feel light and delightful... a celebration of the uniqueness of the child-grandparent relationship." —Kirkus Reviews