A wonderful, innovative, quirky picture book about a child's search for identity and the need to belong - and a glorious celebration of the colour yellow.
'This picture book is a celebration of the child's search for identity. It's about the desire to stand out from a crowd, but also the need to belong. It's about the power of words and names to give us a personality and a place in the world. It's about relationships with family. It's about individuality and the importance of imagination in the development of the individual persona. It's about the capacity for art to express feelings. It's a quirky, totally original, visual poem to the child's innate celebration of all that is creative in the human heart.' - Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright
On Friday nights, all day Saturday and most of Sunday I stay with Na-na and Grumpy Yellow.
One Saturday, I got lost. Twice.
The first time, a big prawn found me.
The second time, I found my own way home.
Chris McKimmie is the convenor and originator of the illustration program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He wrote, illustrated and designed a series of 8 children's books in the 70s, and has designed many covers for the University of Queensland Press. Represented in the Graphis Annual, he has worked as a graphic designer and publications designer for the ABC, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the University of WA Press. He was production designer for the award-winning short film 'Stations' and the feature-length film 'Australian Dream', and wrote the lyrics for the songs in both films. He regularly exhibits his paintings and drawings.