Tottie and Dot are two little girls who live side by side. Life is very peaceful until one day the girls begin competing with each other to create the best house. As the story unfolds, jealousy takes hold and their competitive spirit gets increasingly out of control until ultimately, things collapse in a disastrous heap. Will Tottie and Dot realise the importance of their friendship before it’s too late?
Each girl’s house is shown over a series of exquisitely illustrated double-page spreads — Tottie on the left and Dot on the right. The detailed illustrations perfectly complement the simple story line and will provide children aged 4–7 with hours of entertainment, as well as a valuable life lesson!
An Aussie Year - my first picture book in collaboration with the talented Author, Tania McCartney, has been a dream come true. Published by Exisle Publishing and distributed by Scholastic books, this book is available now! They are available in my shop, and at all good bookstores!
I had the pleasure of illustrating and designing the book layout for this amazing journey through Australia in the 1960's through photographs.