Winner of Little Bookroom Bookstore's Book of the Year 2018 (Australia) and Booksellers Association Children's Book of the Month 2018 (UK) and Australian Book Industry Awards Children's Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6) 2019 (Australia) and Australian Book Designers Association Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book 2019 (Australia). Short-listed for Children's Indie Book Awards 2018 (Australia) and Australian Booksellers Association Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award 2019 (Australia) and Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2019 (UK) and Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, Beautiful Book 2019 (UK). Long-listed for Australian Children's Book Council Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood 2019 (Australia).
Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the award-winning picture book The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade (illustrated by Allison Colpoys), which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children's Book from a Small Publisher, as well as the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved children's book creators. Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good Melbourne coffee. Allison Colpoys is an award-winning freelance book designer and illustrator.