Johnny’s Beard

Published: October 2018

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Johnny’s Beard is magnificent and splendiferous, but is it amazing enough to help the forest animals get through the long cold winter? Johnny is obsessed with looking after his beautiful beard. When winter comes, he needs to decide how best to help his friends, even if it means giving up the one thing he loves the most. This engaging book introduces children to the musicality of words, the power of descriptive language and captures their imagination with illustrations that dance along the page. From the author/illustrator duo who were listed on the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Notable list for The World’s Worst Pirate, this new picture book is sure to delight their growing legion of fans, both young and old.

ISBN: 978-0-6482563-0-4 (Hardback) Price $24.95  Target Age Group 4 to 8 yrs


Short listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019.


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Book Reviews:

  • A lovely review by Margaret Hamilton in the Oct Pinerolo Newsletter here.

About the Author: Michelle Worthington


Michelle Worthington is an award-winning author of empowering picture books for children. 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. Two of her picture books were listed on the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year award Notables list. She is a real life book fairy.

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About the Illustrator: Katrin Dreiling

Katrin dreiling

Katrin Dreiling is a teacher-trained illustrator based in Brisbane who loves to come up with quirky creations that inspire children to get creative themselves. She has also provided the characters for animated university lectures and government staff coaching videos. Her passion, however, is to illustrate for children’s books and work creatively in a team. Her first picture book ‘The World’s Worst Pirate’ written by Michelle Worthington was just announced CBCA Notable Book 2018.

Please visit Katrin’s Website and Facebook pages to learn more about her amazing talent.