Danny Parker, illustrated by Ruth de Vos
A lyrical love poem celebrating the very special relationship between parent and child. CBCA Awards shortlisted author Danny Parker's evocative prose is coupled with the wonderful detail of Ruth de Vos's artwork to create a heartwarming and comical portrait of familial love.
Shine is a love song between a parent and a child, celebrating the beauty and joy of everyday family life, through mess and chaos and daily routines. Shine is also a story that seeks to find the beauty in ordinary things- the wonder of a lazy afternoon, the joy of being together. It is an attempt to put words to that spark of connection that we have with each other.
For ages three years and older
About the Author:
Danny Parker has been an actor, a nurse, an undertaker and a drama teacher. The youngest of six children, Danny grew up with a family competing for airtime at the dinner table. His memories of the stories told and the laughter ringing out as one or other sibling held court surely influenced his own desire to create narrative. Danny writes about joy and challenge, about creativity and curiosity, and always - not very far from the surface he writes about love.
About the Illustrator:
Ruth de Vos's illustration work has grown out of a career as an internationally recognised textile artist. Ruth combines traditional (pencil, gouache, collage, screen-printing) and digital techniques to create fun scenes and worlds. Ruth's passion lies in illustrating children's books. As a mother of six young children, she is an avid and critical consumer of children's literature, and she also has a ready source of drawing inspiration right in her home.
Dimensions: H 25.2cm x W 24.9cm x D 1cm
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publication Date: 2021
Number of Pages: 32