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Two Peas in a Pod


Chris McKimmie

Marvin and Violet have been friends since they were babies. They are like two peas in a pod. But then Violet moves away…

Picture story books

32 pages
230x230 mm
Out of Stock
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Pub. Date:
1st November 2010

Marvin and Violet have been friends forever. So have her dog, Wolf, and his chook T Rex. Violet calls Marvin Marvellous. Then one day Violet tells him that she is moving to the Moon. Marvin is lost and alone and doesn't feel Marvellous anymore until he goes to visit Violet on the other side of the country

Chris McKimmie is the convenor and originator of the illustration program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He wrote, illustrated and designed a series of 8 children's books in the 1970s, and has designed many covers for the University of Queensland Press. Represented in the Graphics Annual, he has worked as a graphic designer and publications designer for the ABC, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the University of WA Press. He was production designer for the award-winning short film Stations and the feature-length film Australian Dream, and wrote the lyrics for the songs in both films. He exhibits paintings and drawings – most recently in a one-man show at Gallery 482 in Brisbane December 2003.

Like the work of Shaun Tan or David McKee, McKimmie's books deserve careful looking and thoughtful reading.

School Librarian
Allen & Unwin
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