Little J & Big Cuz : The Big Race by Dot West, Tony Thorne (Illustrator)
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School picnic day is nearly here! Little J, Big Cuz and all their friends can't wait for a day of desert fun.
Will Little J’s shiny tin roller win the big race?
Ready, set, GO!
About the Author
A Ngoongar writer based in Broome, Dot West is a passionate and revered advocate for Indigenous media. Her recent projects include writing three short dramas In the Air, High Tide and Maap Mordak - which was her directing debut. She was a script writer and co-producer on The Circuit series 1 and 2, winning an AWGIE award. Dot's documentary scriptwriting credits include the Songlines on Screen documentary Naji, which screened at ImagineNATIVE International Film Festival in Canada along with High Tide.
Dot was the inaugural chairperson of NIMAA (National Indigenous Media Association of Australia), inaugural vice chairperson of NITV and a board member of Screenwest and the Australian International Documentary Conference. Dot is currently a board member of SBS. Dot's many accolades include the Tudawali Award for her contribution to Indigenous Media and the Kullarri NAIDOC award for contribution to Indigenous affairs.
About the Illustrator
Tony Thorne's endearing character design and vivid sense of place for Little J & Big Cuz is the culmination of his rich and diverse experience as an animation director, illustrator, visual artist, author of graphic novels and comic book illustrator.
Tony's career is as diverse as it is interesting, spanning a Tasmanian Book Prize shortlisting, works displayed in the National Portrait Gallery and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, and positions on high profile features including Animation Supervisor on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Senior Animator on Hunger Games and Happy Feet II and Lead Animator on Ella Enchanted and Valiant.
Series: Little J and Big Cuz
For Ages: 3+ years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st June 2022
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 24.0
Edition Number: 1