Elear longs to play with her baby brother, but newborn Reuben is always asleep. Will Elear wear out with waiting? First-time author Zanni Louise has been paired with award-winning illustrator Anna Pignataro, whose watercolour and collage illustrations create a warm domestic backdrop for this sensitively told story of excitement and frustration.
Author - Zanni Louise Debut picture book author Zanni Louise is no stranger to writing for children. In 2009, along with her husband, she launched a music website for children called The Quincys. Zanni also has a blog called My Little Sunshine House and teaches blog courses in Byron Bay. Adding to her creative portfolio, she also runs imagination workshops for children, and brings The Quincys into preschools in her local area. Zanni has two children and calls Byron Bay, NSW, home and Too Busy Sleeping is her first children's picture book. Illustrator - Anna Pignataro Award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator, Anna Pignataro, has created more than fifty books for children. Her most popular picture books have had international success and are published in seventeen countries and enjoyed in eleven different languages. Her work always evolving, Anna is also the author of a junior fiction series and has a diverse and quirky range of greeting cards. Through her work Anna hopes to connect with children and encourage children to follow their hearts, to be inspired by the natural world and their dreams and to always believe that anything is possible. Anna lives with her husband and daughter near the beach in Melbourne, Australia. Her home is often visited by a family of ducks and a very special blackbird.