Together Jane Godwin and I had a fun time exploring memories of our experience of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. The book follows the journey of a family through the seasons in Australia. See here for more.
This book is available online.
Special new signed, limited edition prints are available at Books Illustrated from
All Through the year.
The three prints created are the last three thumbnails above.
A Special Place for Me (children in tree house), 39cm width x 36cm height - $120
Treasure Each Day (children and dog sitting under tree), 16cm width x 18cm height - $90
September comes with daffodils (girl and daffodils), 20cm width x 20cm height - $50
When you're a child, time is fluid. Weeks can feel like years and some days fell like they'll never arrive. The good stuff goes too fast, while the bad stuff never ends. But there's lots of good stuff by the local collaborative team behind Little Cat and the Big Red Bus
. Each double page is dedicated to a month: January has the family playing at the beach, the two older kids do cartwheels in the sand while mum and the little one rest under a green beach umbrella. February brings a nervous day at school, March is all about a backyard tumble, knee deep in golden leaves. A delightful tempo emerges when Godwin's gentle rhymes are read out loud, while Walker's watercolour illustrations not only capture the literal passing of time (keep an eye on the baby in January and see how he grows) but the 'feeling' of each new month, whether it's a crackling fire in June, a rainy day at the footy in September, or the smell of a freshly cut tree in December. Charming stuff for bedtime for readers three to six.