Author(s): Davina Bell
The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling ... Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Sometimes you're just not ready... until, one day, you are. From a dynamic new picture-book partnership comes the story of Alfie and a big octopus wearing a tiny hat and the things you can only whisper to the cowboys on your wallpaper.
A beautifully illustrated tale about a young boy coping with shyness. The text is by writer and book editor Davina Bell, and the illustrations are by award-winning designer Allison Colpoys.
Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia who works in the world of children's books. Her short stories and essays have been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Best Australian Stories 2007. Allison Colpoys is an award-winning freelance book designer and illustrator. When she was little, Allison was obsessed with underwater worlds and wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up. She is still trying.