Bob Darroch is known New Zealand-wide for his depiction of bedtime favourite The Little Kiwi, but for this book he has taken a swerve into the bush, to the humble longdrop. The Longdrop is published by Oratia Books.
Bob Darroch has been drawing cartoons for most of his life. His work has appeared on toys, jigsaws, souvenirs and postcards and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999. In 2001, the first of the popular Little Kiwi stories was published. Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark has since been awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book. Bob has illustrated books for other authors, including for his wife, Ruth. His most recent books are The Longdrop, written by Joan Joass (Oratia Books), and Mammoth Stew. Bob and Ruth live in Temuka, South Canterbury.