Author(s): Deborah Niland
Red Dog, Blue Cat and Yellow Bird have fun in the playground. Is Blue Cat flying, or jumping on the trampoline? Is Red Dog diving, or hanging from the monkey bars? Is Yellow Bird sleeping, or whizzing down the slide?
Deborah Niland is one of Australia's most highly-acclaimed illustrators. She has illustrated many books for children but is probably best known for her work in Hazel Edwards' There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake. This classic picture book has never been out of print since its original publication in 1980 and has won many awards including the prestigious Leipzig Bronze Medal for international picture-book design. Annie's Chair is the latest book for young children that Deborah has both written and illustrated. She lives in Sydney where her three children and posse of dogs keep her extremely busy.