Wednesday, 28 October 2015

What Made Tiddalik Laugh

WHAT MADE TIDDALIK LAUGH is one of my most popular picture books. The story of the  giant frog, Tiddalik, who is so thirsty that he drinks all the water in the world, is a big favourite with young children. They love all the comical attempts of the birds and animals to get Tiddalik to laugh, and so to spit out all the water he has drunk. This myth comes from Australia and was told by the indigenous people, the Aborigines.  I tried to illustrate the extremes of heat and drought of the Australian Outback in my water colour pictures. I have just published this book as an ebook available at the iBook Store here

Here is a short film of WHAT MADE TIDDALIK LAUGH available on YouTube.