Author(s): Roland Harvey (Illustrator)
Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Upper Primary Children 2006.
'...text and illustrations are so integrated and so full of wit, humour and fascinating detail I laughed out loud and guffawed but there is also beauty. At times Harvey seems to distil the essence of the Australian bush...Here is a treasure of unfailing pleasure reassurance that Australia does still produce great comic and narrative art.' Maurice Saxby, MagpiesVol 20 No 5 Nov 2005'...hilariously illustrated you can spend hours spotting every comical event that the artist has so skillfully included.' AB&PSept 2005
Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. In 1978, he established Roland Harvey Studios and began designing and producing greeting cards, posters and stationery with a distinctly Australian flavour. Ventures into publishing quickly followed. Some of his best-loved books include My Place in Space (with Joe Levine), Burke and Wills, The First Fleet and Sick As (with Gael Jennings). His recent books include the best-selling At the Beach and In the Bush and his illustrations are featured in It's True! Burke + Wills Forgot the Frying Pan by David Greagg and the Bonnie + Sam series - The Horses and Ponies of Coolibah Creeks, in collaboration with Alison Lester.Roland was the recipient of the 2005 Dromkeen Medal.