Project Description


Teachers Notes
31 August 2021
RRP: $24.99
ISBN: 9781922419408
Hardback,  32 pages
260 x  215 mm
Picture Book

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Babies at the Billabong

by Maura Finn & Cate James

Echidna puggles drumming,

Cockatoo chicks eating cake,

Green tree froglets tap dancing …

What else might you see on a trip to the billabong?

From the fabulous picture-book partnership behind By the Billabong comes this energetic and playful afternoon adventure in the Australian landscape.

But wait what happens when it gets dark?!

About the Author

Born and bred in New Zealand, Maura Finn now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two young daughters.

In her early writing days, she ran a rather lucrative playground business, swapping tailor-made poems for lunchbox leftovers. Now, many years later, she has rediscovered the joy and value of picture books through sharing them with her own children, and is delighted to think that her stories may contribute to other children’s love of reading.

About the Illustrator

Cate James is an illustrator, artist and author based in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia.

She moved here from Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015 and loves the sunshine. She has been working as a full-time freelance illustrator since 2010, and has a background in printmaking. Cate works mostly in children’s publishing on picture books and illustrated texts.

In 2015 she had her first book published as author/illustrator. She also loves designing for advertising.