Author(s): Zanni Louise
Eleanor longs to play with her baby brother, but newborn Reuben is always asleep. Will Eleanor wear out with waiting? Instantly loveable, this adorable tale with universal themes will resonate with all families with siblings. The delicately crafted, yet vibrant watercolor illustrations are full of warmth and humor that perfectly accompany the gentle text.
CBCA Notable book 2016 - Early Childhood
Zanni Louise (Suzannah Arnot) was born in Lismore, NSW in 1983. She went to school in Armidale, NSW and Southport, QLD, and studied art history and creative writing at University of Melbourne (2001-04). She then managed Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne until becoming a freelance writer in 2009, when she moved to Northern NSW to start a family. Zanni and her husband Gregor have two girls aged two and five. As well as writing for children, Zanni runs a music website for children with Gregor called The Quincys. Zanni has a blog called My Little Sunshine House and teaches blog courses in Byron Bay. She also runs imagination workshops for children, and brings The Quincys into preschools in her local area. Too Busy Sleeping is Zanni's first children's book. Award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator, Anna Pignataro, has created more than fifty books for children. Her most popular picture books have had international success and are published in seventeen countries and enjoyed in eleven different languages. Her work always evolving, Anna is also the author of a junior fiction series and has a diverse and quirky range of greeting cards. Through her work Anna hopes to connect with children and encourage children to follow their hearts, to be inspired by the natural world and their dreams and to always believe that anything is possible. Anna lives with her husband and daughter near the beach in Melbourne, Australia. Her home is often visited by a family of ducks and a very special blackbird.