Saturday, January 7, 2012

Grandad Barnett's Beard by Kristine Church

This beaut little book is now out of publication and has limited availability. Basically it's all about Colin Reginal Barnett and his grandad who is also laughing except when he is angry with his beard. He has an extremely long beard which makes some of his day to day activities extremely frustrating. Colin loves the beard especially in his imaginative play. The illustrations by Kilmeny Niland are very detailed, colourful and good fun. She passed away in 2009 and was best known for her children's book illustrations but she worked in a wide range of genres including animation, wildlife art, portraits, prints and cards. She won the Visual Arts Board award for her illustration in Mulga Bill's Bicycle.

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