A rather naughty dog is making his entry into bookshops around New Zealand tomorrow.
Charlie is for sale, so it’s no wonder he’s eager to please the boy who spots him in his neighbourhood. What is a wonder is that Charlie has tales to tell, each one more amazing than before. Why would a marvellous talking dog be in need of a new home?
Oratia is proud to publish Charlie and his amazing tales — a colourful picture book for primary-school-age readers that matches Dawn McMillan’s uniquely funny rhymes with Ross Kinnaird’s zany, inventive illustration.
It’s a delight to publish books with this pair, who not only create fun stories but are also great fun to work with. And we’re so happy to hear from kids and adults who get a kick out of stories from I Need a New Bum! to Squeakopotamus.
Cheers to Charlie and to you both, Dawn and Ross, for this and your other magnificent creations (and Happy Birthday, Ross!). And heartfelt thanks also to Carolyn Lagahetau, Cheryl Smith and Belinda Cooke for helping bring the big-talking Charlie to life.