Peggy's family is hosting a barbecue for their neighbours, the Dawsons. Peggy isn't too sure about those Dawson boys. But she's delighted when an unexpected crocodile invites himself to tea.with unexpected consequences!'I reckon Kim is Australia's Roald Dahl in the making and Sara the next Quentin Blake. What a team!' -- award-winning author Kirsty Murray
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Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth for 'a writer, a dancer or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practice law.
Kim's picture book Family Forest was shortlisted for the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards and her other picture books have all been notable books.
Awards for Kim's novels include Inky, Davitt, Speech Pathology and ABIA shortlistings, a WA Premier's Book Awards honorary mention, and winning the Barbara Ramsden Award.
Kim lives with her family in Melbourne. She writes whenever and wherever she can.
Sara Acton is an award-winning author and illustrator. Sara grew up in the Cotswolds in England and always loved drawing, especially people and other strange creatures.
She studied BA Hons Fine Art and trained as an Art Teacher in London. After teaching and practicing art in England and New Zealand Sara moved with her family to Australia.
Sara now lives in a small seaside village on the New South Wales coast, where she enjoys writing and illustrating for children in her studio, whilst drinking tea and eating far too many biscuits.
Her first picture book Ben and Duck won the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for new illustrators.
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