Thursday, November 9, 2017

Special edition of I Need a New Bum! along with two funny favourites

Thames author Dawn McMIllan and Auckland illustrator Ross Kinnaird have been a winning books team for 15 years.

Their 2012 book I Need a New Bum! is among their biggest hits, selling over 50,000 copies in New Zealand, many more in Australia and the UK, and having US and Chinese editions.

Building on that success, this new collection brings together New Bum! with two popular stories that have been out of print for some time.

Seagull Sid and the naughty things his seagulls did! is the hilarious tale of the seagulls whose beach is slowly being ruined by littering humans and their messy sun cream. 

Sid and his seagull mates take desperate dive-bombing measures to reclaim their territory ....

Meanwhile in Doggy Doo on my Shoe, there's a terrible smell that's sticking around at home, in the classroom, even in a taxi.  Who’s to blame? And what to do when doggy doo gets on your shoe?

At $29.99 for three books in one, I Need a New Bum! and other stories is great value for laughs!  

Dawn McMillan is a writer who lives north of Thames. She has enjoyed many successful collaborations with Ross Kinnaird, an illustrator who lives in Birkenhead, Auckland. Among their recent successes are the bestselling Doctor Grundy’s Undies, last year’s Squeakopotamus and a new book for 2017, Charlie and his amazing tales.

Publication Date: 9 November 2017  |  ISBN: 978-0-947506-32-2 |  RRP $29.99
Paperback, 230 x 215 mm, 96 pages colour

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vale Gordon Ogilvie

This obituary from the weekend's Press pays fitting tribute to the late Gordon Ogilvie.

Gordon was a wonderful man and a fine author who contributed in particular to a lively recording of Canterbury history. 

I had the privilege of working with him on a couple of books including an update of The Riddle of Richard Pearse, and he was a generous adviser in work on place names. 

Gordon's last book, Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills, was published in August and is available from good bookstores or the Canterbury University Press website.

Peter Dowling

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