A beautiful, sweet, award-winning picture book.
The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling …
Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Sometimes you’re just not ready . . . until, one day, you are.
From a dynamic new picture-book partnership comes the story of Alfie and a big octopus wearing a tiny hat and the things you can only whisper to the cowboys on your wallpaper.
Davina Bell is the author of the Alice books in the Our Australian Girl series, which follow the story of a young ballerina growing up in WA in World War One.
Born in Perth, Davina completed a law degree before moving to Melbourneto take up the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. She worked at Penguin for six years as an Editor and Senior Editor in the Young Readers Division, where she was lucky enough to collaborate with some of Australia's most talented creators of books for children.
Davina now lives in the Margaret River region of WA's south-west, where she writes full time on the edge of a vineyard. Her first picture-book, The Underwater Fancydress Parade, was published in October 2014.