Publication Date: March 2021
About the Author: Michelle Worthington
Michelle is an internationally published award winning author of empowering picture books for children of all ages. Her goal is to inspire children to believe in themselves, encourage reluctant readers to fall in love with books and support charities through her writing. Two time winner of the International Book Award for Children’s Hardcover Fiction and finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, Michelle also received a Gellett Burgess Award for Children’s Literature and a Silver Moonbeam Award for her contribution to celebrating diversity in Picture Books. Michelle’s first book with Little Pink Dog Books, The World’s Worst Pirate, was nominated for a number of awards including the CBCA Book of the Year, Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year, The Society of Women Writers and is now being reprinted.
Michelle and Katrin’s second book with Little Pink Dog Books entitled Johnny’s Beard, was published in October 2018.
About the Illustrator: Katrin Dreiling
Katrin is Germany born and raised but moved to Australia with her husband and three children.Now she lives in a wooden house on stilts next to a creek filled with snakes, strange sounding birds and poisonous toads and keeps hoping to spot a Koala one day.
She is self-taught and creates quirky illustrations that feature different media, texture and techniques that children are familiar with and speak to them. Katrin’s first picture book “The World’s Worst Pirate” has been awarded “Notable Book 2018” by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, short-listed for the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia Award and the Society of Women Writers NSW Biennial Awards 2018 and she also delivered illustrations for a highly successful video animation production on YouTube.
Katrin also teaches art to children and bribes them with lollies to clean up afterwards. Additionally she conducts workshops for both adults and children. In her free time Katrin enjoys walking her big Golden Retriever Loki who loves to eat and watch Marvel movies just as much as her.