Author(s): Tanya Batt
Toby's dad is a dragon catcher. He wears a dragon protection suit and even his undies are fireproof - at least, that's what Toby tells his friends. But when Ms Deards announces Father's Day at school, Toby panics. Will his friends find out the truth? This is a magical dragon story with a poignant father/son story at its heart.
Tanya Batt is one of New Zealand's top storytellers. Tanya travels the world performing stories to delighted audiences of young people - and the young at heart! A trained teacher, Tanya's approach to the children in her audience keeps them not only entertained, but mesmerized by her stunning performance. Tanya's writing is both child-friendly and sophisticated all at the same time. Her stories are magical and quirky and, coupled with the choice of high-quality illustrators, will make beautiful picture books for the Reading Alive imprint. Helen Bacon has been illustrating children's books since the 1990s. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Elam in Auckland. Helen frequently takes children's workshops, both independently and in collaboration with Tanya Batt as storyteller. Helen's illustrations are fun-filled and imaginative and she was the ideal choice for Tanya's fantastical dragon story. A New Zealander, Helen divides her time between New Zealand and the U.K.