Author(s): Lisa Shanahan
Mummy is having a new baby and Caitlin is delighted. But she is not as excited as her brother Lachlan. He is sure that Daddy's having a horse! When the big day finally arrives, both of them are surprised. Everyone will love this funny, tender story about what not to expect when your mum is expecting. This is a unique picture book that celebrates the role of fatherhood in a time when Dads are becoming more involved in parenting. It is perfect for children awaiting the arrival of a new brother or sister in the family, as it explores both the uncertainties and joy which surrounds this momentous occasion.
Lisa Shanahan is an actor and teacher who lives in Sydney with her family. Lisa brings to her writing a wonderful sense of humour and read-aloud language that young readers love. She is the author of Sweetie May, Sweetie May Overboard and Gordon's Got a Snookie; and for Hodder Headline, What Rot!, Bear and Chook and My Mum Tarzan. Emma Quay (pronounced 'kway') grew up in a village near Cambridge, England, and now lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two daughters. An honours graduate in illustration and printmaking, Emma has travelled extensively for her work. Emma's illustrations are included in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and her picture books include Champions, The Puzzle Duck, Bear and Chook, Thank You for My Yukky Present, Reggie and Lu and Horse Girl