Tottie and Dot are two little girls who live side by side. Life is very peaceful until one day the girls begin competing with each other to create the best house. As the story unfolds, jealousy takes hold and their competitive spirit gets increasingly out of control until ultimately, things collapse in a disastrous heap. Will Tottie and Dot realise the importance of their friendship before it’s too late?
Each girl’s house is shown over a series of exquisitely illustrated double-page spreads – Tottie on the left and Dot on the right. The detailed illustrations perfectly complement the simple story line and will provide children aged 4-7 with hours of entertainment, as well as a valuable life lesson!
Author: Tania McCartney is an Author, Editor, Reviewer and Features Writer. The founder of the highly regarded children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review, and an Ambassador for the Australian National Year of Reading 2012, she is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids, in a paper house at the base of a book mountain. Her previous book with Tina Snerling was the bestselling An Aussie Year,. Tania is also the author of the very successful Beijing Tai Tai. Described as ‘The Eat, Pray, Love for Mothers’, this is her account of the four years she spent living in China’s capital.
Illustrator: Tina Snerling is an Illustrator, children’s wear designer and Graphic Artist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two kids and a wild imagination to draw the world with childhood innocence.
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