Author(s): Juliette MacIver
'On fun, sunny summer days one bunny drummer plays...and the grasshoppers dance to the summertime hum.'
Juliette MacIver branches out from her usual humorous rollicking rhyme to write a lyrical tale that celebrates luscious-sounding language in an uplifting story of music and movement.
Nina Rycroft's lively illustrations conjure up the power of imagination to bring the scenes to magical life.
Juliette MacIver is a Wellington based author and mother of four. She majored in Linguistics at Victoria University and has a diploma in teaching English. Juliette is the author of a number of picture books and junior chapter books, including Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam (a finalist at the 2011 NZ Post Children's Book Awards), Toucan Can (a finalist in 2014), The Moose and the Goose, and her latest, Bye! Bye! Bye!
Nina Rycroft is an award winning illustrator living in Auckland with her husband and two children. Nina worked as a designer before turning her hand to illustration; her first picture book Little Platypus (Nette Hilton) was a CBCA Notable Book in 2001. Her portfolio includes Good Dog Hank, Possum's Big Surprise and Once a Creepy Crocodile. Pooka won the YABBA (Young Australian Best Book Award) in 2013 and was a CBCA Notable Book. Nina is also director and co-founder of the Illustration School in Auckland.