Notable book, 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award - Early Childhood
Shortlisted, 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award for Young Children
Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. She has a special interest in the development of language in young children, and would like to inspire confidence in new parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare educators as they help children develop communication and literacy skills.
Andrew McLean is an artist who has taught painting, drawing and art, but is now a full-time painter and illustrator of children's books. Janet and Andrew McLean have created a number of popular and award-winning picture books together, including Hector and Maggie, Dog Tales, Cat's Whiskers and Josh. Many of the other books illustrated by Andrew have received awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia. My Dog, written by John Heffernan, won Book of the Year for Younger Readers; You'll Wake the Baby by Catherine Jinks, and A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews, won the Book of the Year award in the Early Childhood category.