In my first project to illustrate a fictional story book for young readers, I designed the pages and vignettes for ‘How Birds Got Their Colours‘ written by bestselling Australian children’s book Author, Helen Chapman. 

Helen has been an author for 38 years has 96 published books!

Here is my colourful cover for this exciting tale. My illustrative approach was to use my pointillist technique but in a way which resembles Aboriginal art.

A wonderful collection of creation stories from Australia, telling how the koala lost his tail, the kangaroo got her pouch, as well as how the birds got their colours. This is a Topaz/Band 13 book offering longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.

You can buy Helen’s lovely story book here.