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Yikes! 25th Anniversary Edition
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Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea, and first rode a horse as a baby in her father's arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many community art projects and spends part of every year travelling to remote Indigenous communities, using her books to help children and adults write and draw about their own lives. In 2012, Alison became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate, a position she shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, she was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

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"The broad sweep of the book makes it ideal for repeat readings or for classroom performances." --Kirkus Reviews

"Older picture book readers . . . will recognize the imaginative potential here and will be instantly drawn to the colorful and detailed watercolor illustrations that bear repeated scrutiny. Lester employs a deeper, more vivid palette than in her previous books, resulting in a more sophisticated effect that retains plenty of child appeal." --School Library Journal

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