From this master picture-book creator comes a warm, funny and empowering story about overcoming fear, and the unique friendship between one little girl and her own secret, flippered companion.
‘I’m not swimming,’ Lottie announced.
Lottie doesn’t want to be afraid, but no matter what she does, she just can’t go in the water.
Until she finds a surprising friend, who turns out to be more helpful than Lottie could ever have imagined…
Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books and is based in Melbourne. Her charming studio is shared with a printmaker, Rosy the lamp, a few friendly plants, and knitted, woolly creatures. Working with pencil, ink and collage, Anna develops her characters and enjoys spending time with them before they venture out into the world. Her illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna's latest book with Penguin is Mr Huff, an exploration of how kids deal with the worrying feelings that can accompany a bad day. Together with Jane Godwin, Anna has also created a beautiful picture book for Christmas, called What Do You Wish For?