Meet Annie, a little girl with a determined streak and an adorable personality!
Today, Annie was boiling mad. Someone was sleeping in her chair!
‘No one is allowed on my chair!’ Annie tells everyone.
But who has broken the rule? And what will Annie do to get her favourite chair back?
From the much-loved illustrator of There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, Annie’s Chair won the 2006 Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for Book of the Year: Early Childhood.
Deborah Niland is the daughter of Australian writers, Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland. From an early age she developed an interest in art, and particularly illustration.
Deborah studied art at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. While in London, Deborah and her sister Kilmeny began their art careers by illustrating a book for Transworld Publishers. Other books for this publisher followed over the years.
Mulga Bill's Bicycle was the illustrated book that became a classic. Published in 1973 in Sydney, it is still in print. In 2007, a new edition of this title was issued by HarperCollins Australia.
Deborah has illustrated many popular books including When the Wind Changed by Ruth Park and There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof eating Cake by Hazel Edwards. In 2005 Deborah wrote and illustrated Annie's Chair, This book, won the CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood in 2006.