For the final part of our finalist coverage of this year's NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, we have quite the treat for you: excerpts of the five Picture Book Award finalists! Here are the first few pages of each book, along with descriptions from the Book Awards Trust. Who'll be the winner? We find out on Monday, 14 August ... An uplifting story about imagination, and a rather wonderful caterpillar. It has magic and charm, evocative language and rhyme which echo
Over the past decade, Kiwi illustrator Richard Fairgray has moved from self-publishing comic books, to picture books, to being picked up internationally. He is published in New Zealand by Puffin and Scholastic NZ. Richard Fairgray is a comic book artist who has ventured into the world of children’s literature. In 2016, Fairgray published two children’s titles, and his book Gorillas in our Midst made the Storylines Notable Books List 2017.
Farigray’s talent in drawing and st