Happy publication day, My Sunbeam Baby!
It was dawn, and I’d spent a sleepless night on a foam mattress on an old sailing boat, kept awake by the constant rocking and the sound of the ropes flapping against the mast. As the early morning sun came streaming into my eyes through the flimsy curtains, a snippet of picture book text drifted into my head:
If babies were sunbeams,
shining round the sun...
I had my sketchbook and a pencil beside the bed, so I jotted it down and scribbled a quick sketch before trying to catch up on a little lost sleep.
Now — several years, many hours and much paint later — those scribbles have grown into a printed and bound picture book, in book shops and libraries and soon to be shared with young children all over Australia. This is just as exciting to me now as it was when my first trade picture book was published.
Hip, hip, hip hooray!
My Sunbeam Baby is big, bright celebration of the love we feel for our babies. I hope you’ll enjoy sharing it with your little ones.