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Croc and the Platypus

Author Hosking,Jackie

Illustrator Crosby-Fairall,Marjorie

Item Code 8303760

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9781922077608

Publisher WALKER BOOKS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute.
They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot.

Join Croc and Platypus for an outback hullabaloo in this Australian reimagining of Edward Lear's poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.

Genre: Animal Stories Subject: Picture Books Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary School Year: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Ages: 4 to 7 Page Count: 32
Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Where were you born? Where do you live now?

I was born in California USA and now live in Sydney, Australia.

Where did you go to school?
My family moved around a lot so I attended school all over the USA. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Northern Illinois University.

Did you have a nickname?
I was sometimes called Margarine or Mac (for my initials)

What were you like in school?
I was a big reader and spent a lot of time drawing.

What is the naughtiest thing you did?

I poured pond water over the head of my science lab partner. I might have received a detention for it.

What was your favourite book growing up?
A Wrinkle in Time

Who is your favourite children’s author?
Too many to list!

What is your favourite food/colour/movie?
My favourite food is Mexican, my favourite colour is green and my favourite movie is Apollo 13.

Who inspired you to illustrate?
Clarence William Anderson, Maurice Sendak and Norman Rockwell.

How did you get started?

I went to school to learn illustration and then just sent samples of my work to art directors.

How old were you?
Old enough to lie about it.

Why did you want to be an illustrator?
I have always loved books and I love the synergy between words and images in picture books.

How do you think up ideas?
I read the text, research, read about the subject and then let my subconscious do the work.

Do you have a special place where you illustrate?
I have a studio at home.

What is the best thing about being an illustrator?

Creating images for picture books!

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as an illustrator?
Hmmm... it’s always a little embarrassing to present at schools. I don’t like being the centre of attention.

What do you do when you are not illustrating?
Read!

What would you have chosen to be if you were not an illustrator?
I would have worked in the movies... maybe as a production designer.

Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?
Abraham Lincoln.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Haven’t I told you enough??

Website/blog
www.crosby-fairall.com



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