Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Auckland Storyteller Weaves Story Magic
Waiheke-based storyteller Tanya Batt has turned two of her most popular performance stories into charming picture books.
Catching Fish, illustrated by Peru’s Natalia Vasquez, and My Dad’s a Dragon Catcher, illustrated by New Zealand’s Helen Bacon, are published by Clean Slate Press.
“Watching Tanya perform is like watching story magic,” says Clean Slate Press Business Director Sandy Roydhouse. “We were delighted to have the chance to publish these original stories, which are sure to become Kiwi classics.”
Catching Fish tells the tale of Jake, who loses the five red fish off his favourite shirt. This story is brought to life with vibrant collage-style illustrations and will delight three to six year olds.
Toby in My Dad’s a Dragon Catcher tells his friends a giant whopper and then must confess what he’s said to his dad. Helen Bacon’s illustrations are whimsical and heart-warming, from the dragons down to the fireproof undies. This book will be enjoyed by children aged six to eight.
Published as both softcover (RRP $19.99) and hardback (RRP $24.99) these two books are published by by Clean Slate Press