This is cute!
Renée Treml has been nominated for the CBCA new illustrators award.
The scratchboard illustrations in One Very Tired Wombat are striking and the story is fun.
Wombat just wants to sleep, but he is visited by a growing number of birds who disturb his rest.
A stray feather helps wombat scare off the all the birds with a wonderful explosive sneeze that delights all young children!
I had never heard of scratchboarding before but I found a link on Renée's webpage that explained it clearly.
I love the black & white textured effect created by scratchboarding. I was also impressed with how much expression Renée was able to give the wombat using this technique.
Her next book, Colour for Curlews, will include coloured illustrations as the curlews from One Very Tired Wombat play around with some tubes of paint.
Colour For Curlews is due out in September.