Lisa Allenis a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator of several successful picture books including, "Mangrove"(Penguin 2007) and"Anzac Day Parade"(Penguin 2010).Rose Stanleyworked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school for six years. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens."
This is definitely a book to encourage students to share with school counsellors. "ReadPlus"" "Tilly has a problem in her life and does not know where to turn for help.With sprightly, purple pigtails and colorful, mismatched fashion, Tilly looks like a joyful young tot. But something is making her sad and worried. Exemplary points for tackling a tough issue." "Kirkus Reviews""