Author(s): Tania McCartney
It's Christmas Eve and the world is buzzing with busy. With baubles to hang, shimmer to drape and scrumptious treats to prepare, enjoy this peek inside the festive homes of animals all over the world. From deer baking gingerbread to elephants gobbling candy canes and ducks snapping crackers, join these adorable creatures as they celebrate the togetherness that is Christmas. AUTHOR: If she could, Tania McCartney would live inside a book, and as an author/illustrator, she kind of already does. An award-winning creator and the founder of Kids' Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Tania is an experienced magazine and book editor, and a juvenile literacy ambassador. Recent books include Australia: Illustrated and Smile Cry (a CBCA Notable Book, 2016), and her upcoming books include a collaboration with Jackie French for the National Library of Australia. Tania lives in Canberra with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books. Jess Racklyeft is an emerging children's book illustrator based in Melbourne. She loves creating work with watercolours and experimenting with new art techniques, and bringing it all together on the computer. Her recent books include Smile Cry (a CBCA Notable Book, 2016) and If Baby Could Talk. With two book loving little ones and lots of illustration jobs on the go, she's immersed in her dream world of children's books most of her days. SELLING POINTS: For lovers of everything Christmas Lots of animals form all over the world makes it appealing to a broad range of children Great Christmas gift Tania and Jess's last collaboration Smile Cry was a CBCA notable book and recently won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.