Illustration from children's book 'Duck Goes Meow,' of a yellow duck saying Meow

Inside pages from children's book 'Duck Goes Meow,' with illustration of a funny black and white cow

After a long break from writing and posting (world events, personal stuff, moving house, general chaos), I’m tiptoeing back to online life a little bit more. What hasn’t stopped though is the illustrating of children’s books - I’m now up to number 9 which is a wonderful thing, especially as I’ve only been doing this for a few years.

A recent highlight is this lovely little book that has made it to the finals of the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young People. It’s also been one of my very favourite books to illustrate, especially as there are cats and other eccentric animals involved.

‘Duck Goes Meow’ by Juliette MacIver & Carla Martell | Scholastic