Poem and Story Collections

Between 1999 and 2002 Random House New Zealand commissioned me to illustrate four anthologies: 100 New Zealand Poems for Children; Another 100 New Zealand Poems for Children; 30 New Zealand Stories for Children and Another 30 New Zealand Stories for Children. 

The collections gave me a wonderful opportunity to work with material from many Kiwi writers I admired. They also, in some cases, got me into a bit of a muddle...

In 100 New Zealand Poems for Children I decided to give each poem an illustrated block in which to place it’s number – which worked fine for about the first dozen. Then I had to wrack my brains to come up with ideas for the remaining 78 poems!

100 Poems spots 

100 Poems number blocks.

To the show 

To the Show
E Muriel Attewell

 Skin

Skin
Bev Kemp

Tuatara

Tuatara
Lauris Edmond

Uncle Trev, Old Tip and Old Toot

Jack Lasenby

Original art from these poem and story collections are now for sale here

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