Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley (PB)
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way . . . Pearl likes solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world. Charlie likes taking baths and watching his garden grow. So how can Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsely be such goods friends? A delightfully uplifting tale about self-belief, courage - and above all - the power of friendship.
Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book - Short-listed - 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Award - Patricia Wrightson Award - Short-listed - 2008 CBC Book of the Year - Early Childhood - Winner - 2008 Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustrated - Short-listed - 2008
The author of this book has small ears, two small sons and an unusually small wife. His first book, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, won the 2008 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood and was shortlisted for the 2008 Crichton Award