By Elliot, David
A super-cute, fun picture book about an adorable pig called Henry; it also serves as a delightful introduction to maps that teachers and parents will love! Henry is a very particular sort of pig, who believes there's 'a place for everything and everything in its place'. But when ...he looks out the window, he's troubled. The farm is a mess! So he decides to draw a map to show everyone exactly where they belong. He takes a journey through the farm with his friends as he draws the map: sheep in the woolshed; chickens in the coop; horse in the stable. There's a lovely comic ending which children will work out long before Henry does.Read more
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David Elliot is an illustrator and author who has achieved international success. After working as a zookeeper (Edinburgh Zoo), dishwasher (the Antarctic), interior designer and art teacher, in 1998 he became a full-time illustrator. David is a graduate of the Christchurch College of Education, and earned a Fine Arts Diploma from the University of Canterbury. Dragon Tangle won the 1991 Unilever/Choysa Award and was a finalist for the 1995 Russell Clark Award. In 2000 he won the Honour Award in the picture book category in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Sydney and the Sea Monster, while Sydney and the Whalebird was Highly Commended in the Best Illustration Category of the 2001 Spectrum Print Book Design Awards, and in 2003 his Pigtails the Pirate won the New Zealand Post Children's Picture Book Award, was shortlisted for the 2003 LIANZA Russell Clark Award, and was a 2003 Storylines Notable Picture Book. Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun (written by Janet Frame) won the 2006 Children's Book Award at the Spectrum Print Book Design Awards, and Chicken Feathers (written by Joy Cowley) was a finalist in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards. He also illustrated Tessa Duder's bestselling collection of Margaret Mahy's work, The Word Witch, which won an Honour Award in the 2010 NZ Post Children's Picture Book category. In 2011 he and Margaret Mahy won the New Zealand Post Children's Book of the Year award with The Moon and Farmer McPhee. He has illustrated the work of many of New Zealand's finest children's authors, including Jack Lasenby, Joy Cowley and Janet Frame. His collaboration with Pauline Cartwright on Arthur and the Dragon won him the 1991 Russell Clark Illustration Award. Internationally, he illustrated seven books in the Redwall series, and two in the Castaway series, both by author Brian Jacques. He also illustrated The Great Tree of Avalon series by TA Barron, and has done illustrations for Jeffrey Kluger, and for John Flanagan's bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series. In 2000 David was the Dunedin Teachers College Children's Writer in Residence, and in 2011 he received the inaugural Arts Foundation Mallinson Rendel Illustration Award. The interactive CD-ROM Mungo: The Only Pirate Left won the International Television Association NZ Award for Best Illustration Title. Since 2008 the Ashburton Gallery has been curating and regularly exhibiting David's work. David lives in Port Chalmers, near Dunedin, with his wife Gillian, and Molly the dog. He has two adult daughters, Mhairi and Jess. See more at www.davidelliot.org. His other illustrating credits include: 100 New Zealand Poems for Children; Another 100 New Zealand Poems for Children; Another 30 New Zealand Stories for Children and Sydney and the Whalebird, Arthur's Star and Henry's Map.
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