Author(s): Danny Parker
The only thing worse than a long and boring road trip is driving with someone who loves long and boring road trips. Even when that someone is your dad. A hilarious story about a child who becomes increasingly exasperated by his father's inclination to take it slow. But when will we get there? It's just a disaster ...couldn't we go just a little bit faster?
Danny Parker is currently the Director of Drama and Youth Theatre at Hale School, in Perth, WA. A chance meeting with fellow WA-based illustrator and author, Matt Ottley, lead to Danny's first picture book Tree in 2012. Their second collaboration, Parachute, was shortlisted for CBCA's 2014 Picture Book of the Year award. Since then Danny's writing career has gone from strength to strength. He has collaborated with best-selling illustrator Freya Blackwood and entered the exciting world of junior fiction with the brand new early reader series Lola's Toy Box. Nathaniel Eckstrom is an Illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on a number of Children's Picture Books including The Ugly Duckling, Me and Moo and the upcoming Ricker Racker Club. Nathaniel has also illustrated for a number of commercial clients including Cadbury, Nestle, ABC, SBS and King Island Dairy.