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Tottie and Dot

Author: Tania McCartney
Illustrator:Tina Snerling

Tottie and Dot

Meet Tottie and Dot

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Tottie and Dot are two little girls who live side by side. They enjoy sharing marshmallow tea and apricot sandwiches, and life is very peaceful, until one day the girls begin competing with each other to create the best house. As the story unfolds, jealousy takes hold and their competitive spirit gets increasingly out of control until ultimately, things collapse in a disastrous heap. Will Tottie and Dot realise the importance of their friendship before it’s too late?

Each girl’s house is shown over a series of exquisitely illustrated double-page spreads — Tottie on the left and Dot on the right. The detailed illustrations perfectly complement this fun, vibrant storyline about keeping up with the Joneses, the importance of friendship, and being true to oneself.

Children will be able to spend hours poring over the detail on each page. For example, two little birds appear on every spread—can you find them? Perfect for kids aged 4 – 7.

This book is delicious... Tottie and Dot is a book that will be enjoyed by children, parents and all of us who love beautiful creations.BuzzWords

For more information about this book and fun activities to do please visit  www.tottieanddot.com


Tania McCartney and Tottie and Dot Win Highly Commended for 2015 ACT Writers and Publishers Award

Congratulations to Tania who has been recognised for her excellent work in Tottie and Dot.

Here's what the judges had to say.. "Tottie and Dot is a charming story which explores friendship and the potential for competition and jealousy. It holds appeal at different levels, whether in the beautiful illustrations, the imagery of the words or the subtle identification with best friends, Tottie and Dot, and their simmering rivalry. Tottie and Dot leaves plenty of room for discussion about the why and how of friendship, fighting and making up". More information about the award is available here.


 

Author

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator and editor. She is the founder of highly respected literary site Kids’ Book Review, and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. Tania is an experienced speaker, workshop presenter and literacy advocate who believes in the power of books. She has lived in England, France and China, and currently lives in Canberra with her husband, two kids and a mountain of books.

Her previous book with Tina Snerling was the bestselling An Aussie Year. Tania is also the author of the very successful Beijing Tai Tai. Described as ‘The Eat, Pray, Love for mothers’, this is her account of the four years she spent living in China’s capital.

Illustrator

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, children’s wear designer and graphic artist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two kids and a wild imagination to draw the world with childhood innocence.  You could say she is slightly obsessed with anything to do with kids! She lives in Brisbane with her gorgeous husband and two cheeky little ones, who are a great inspiration in everything she draws!

Her first picture book is An Aussie Year

Specifications
Format: Hardback
Measurements (height x width mm): 245 x 255mm
Publication Date: September 2014
ISBN: 978-1-921966-49-1
Extent: 32 pages
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