Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit www.franceswatts.com David Francis is an Australian lawyer who lives and works in Los Angeles. He has represented his country in international equestrian events. Agapanthus Tango is his first novel.
'this is the kind of book that young children can pore and ponder over; the illustrations are simple but vibrant, complementing the text but leaving plenty of detail to ensure the reader will linger over each spread.' Four Stars, Australian Bookseller & Publisher. '...this picture book is a little gem as the rat imagines the difference his stripy sock will make. the illustrations perfectly capture the emotion of the book. the rat's facial expressions are priceless and he is so cute. the text is 'heart-lifting,' to quote a word from the book. It's a book to make you smile and maybe it's also saying something a lot of us need to hear about what is important in life. 'this gentle book is sure to become a favourite with children and their parents. It would make a good story for before bedtime as it's not only short but leaves positive images in the mind. Especially great for 0-3 years but will be enjoyed by those older as well.' Good Reading