Author(s): Zanni Louise
Archie has something to say, but no one is listening. So Archie leaves home ...and discovers someone else with something to say. And because they both know how that feels, they both listen. This is a quirky story about being who you are (even when you're not), by Zanni Louise and with illustrations by the inimitably wonderful David Mackintosh.
Zanni Louise's first book for children, Too Busy Sleeping, is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Anna Pignataro and was a CBCA Notable Book in 2016. When not writing children's stories, Zanni hosts storytelling and bookmaking activities for children and creative workshops for adults. Recently, she ran Blogging for Writers at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and Blogging for Business for Bumbuku Creatives in Amsterdam. Zanni blogs at My Little Sunshine House, and has been named as a finalist by Kidspot Voices. She lives in NSW with her husband and two children. David Mackintosh has been writing and illustrating picture books since leaving university where he received the Macmillan Picture Book Prize. He has gone on to work in publishing, advertising and TV production, and has worked with some of the most celebrated names in children's publishing. His debut Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. The Frank Show was a USBBY Outstanding International Book in 2013 and also longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He followed these with Standing In for Lincoln Green which was shortlisted for the Western Writers of America Spur Awards. He lives in London, loves books with pictures in them, flying, visiting cities and being read to. Archie and the Bear is David's first book with Little Hare.