Janet McLean is an early childhood educator. She has a special interest in the development of language in young children and would like to inspire confidence in new parents, grandparents, and early childhood educators as they help children develop communication skills. Janet is currently Pedagogical Leader at Bubup Wilam (Children's Place) Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Thomastown, Victoria. Andrew McLean is an artist who has taught painting, drawing and art, but is now a full-time painter and illustrator of children's books. Janet and Andrew McLean have created a number of popular and award-winning picture books together, including Hector and Maggie, Dog Tales and Josh. Many of the books illustrated by Andrew have received awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia. His recent books include There's a Goat in my Coat, by Rosemary Milne, My Country by Dorothea Mackellar, Show Day by Penny Matthews, and Sam the Cat by Sam Bowring.
"With a bouncy, rhyming text, this charming read-aloud from a popular author-illustrator duo encourages interaction between a caregiver, a toddler, and the world around them." --Booklist "Young readers will find the goings-on in the garden hard to resist. . . . This simple and understated selection is a good choice for encouraging the young to dance, sing, observe and comment on the world around them." --Kirkus Reviews