Vibrant artwork and a fabulous read-aloud text about a truck-driving, cattle-wrangling family navigating the roads and changing seasons of the Top End.
Mandy Tootell lives in Katherine in the Northern Territory with her husband, a road train driver, and her two sons. They also have two horses, two pet cows and two black and white dogs on their rural block. Mandy completed a Bachelor of Visual Art from James Cook University and a Bachelor of Education from Queensland University of Technology before taking off overseas to travel for a couple of years. Originally from the Whitsundays, Mandy has lived in Townsville, Brisbane, Bristol, London, Charters Towers, Darwin, and now Katherine. Although Mandy is primarily a printmaker, she enjoys a range of art-making. She is handy with scissors and a glue stick, and keeps visual journals for inspiration with a focus on natural surroundings including animals, birds and the Northern Territory culture and environment. Yellow Truck Road Train is her first book.