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Yak and Gnu

By Juliette MacIver
Illustrated by Cat Chapman

A hilarious picture book from the team behind The Frog Who Lost His Underpants.

Meet Yak and Gnu, two best friends who love to row and sing. Who will they meet on their journey down the river? This funny rhyming tale is full of adventurous animals and boats galore.

  • Short-listed, Storylines Notable Book Award, Picture Book category, 2016
  • “Will be a hit with pre-schoolers … A sweet ode to friendship.” Books+Publishing
  • “Wonderful fun.” Magpies magazine

About the author

Juliette MacIver lives north of Wellington City with her husband and four children. She majored in linguistics at university, took a detour and became a bicycle courier for a year, then went back to university to complete a diploma in teaching English. She taught for five years before quitting and starting a government job, which she left once her first child was born. Juliette has always written little pieces, frequently in rhyme, and has had “write a children’s story” on her List Of Things I Want To Do In My Life for a very long time. Her books with Walker include the chapter book Little Witch, and picture books The Frog Who Lost His Underpants and Yak and Gnu.

About the illustrator

Cat Chapman grew up in rural Waikato and moved to Auckland as a teenager. She gained a Bachelor of Design majoring in Photography and after a brief stint as a wedding photographer and an English teacher in Japan, she worked for a number of years at a design company. In 2010 she attended a night course in children's illustration which was shortly followed by a contract for her first book from Walker Books Australia. She currently works full-time chasing after her young son and illustrating books. Cat enjoys working quickly with ink, pen and water colour, and enjoys creating characters that are full of movement, humour and personality.

ISBN: 9781760651497
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Dimensions: 215 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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