Your Birthday Was the Best is from the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world’s hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party – with hilarious results. Funny, silly and surprisingly cute, YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS THE BEST! is the perfect blend of downright gross and delightfully entertaining.
Maggie is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist who spends her weekends covered in paint and scribbling lists that are never completed. She is a famously mad aunt, nanna and mother who talks to herself out loud and falls over a lot in the garden at her house in northern New South Wales.
Maggie writes stories with heart and soul for children and adults that encourage kindness, hope and resilience.
Felicita is a self-taught illustrator. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has worked on several animation projects along with her husband, Gianluca, but her passion is making picture books. She lives in Rome with Gianluca and their daughter, Nina.
Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards 2021.
Hardback. 32 pages. 248 x 287mm.