Mister Whistler (HB)
Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat...Where is Mister Whistler's ticket?
Winner Best Picture Book
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013
“We love the childishness of the story - it is classic Mahy, and the illustrations are classic Bishop. It’s good-humoured, and great for distracted and forgetful adults as well as children. We’re really excited about this book!” Julia Marshall
Margaret Mahy was one of the world’s best and most famous children’s authors. She was born in Whakatane in 1936, and wrote her first story at the age of seven. She has gone on to win numerous honours for her books.
Gavin Bishop is equally distinguished as author and illustrator. He has exhibited internationally, from Japan to Czechoslovakia, and was an international judge for the 2003 NOMA Concours competition for Children’s Picture Book Illustration.