Southerly by David Haywood

About 'The Hidden Talent of Albert Otter'

(ISBN 978-0-9864525-5-0)
by David Haywood & Peter Adamson, NZ$19.95

Writer David Haywood has collaborated with artist Peter Adamson to create a charming picture book for children.

David and Peter have described their mission as: "to produce a simple book that young children will enjoy, but which is simultaneously amusing enough so that adults won't vomit with boredom."

"Best children's book [of 2010]."
--Steve Braunias, Sunday Star Times Magazine

"Otterly excellent!"
-- Jolisa Gracewood, New Zealand Reviewer of the Year 2006.

"... equal parts Stuart Little and Kafka's Metamorphosis."
-- Philip Matthews, The Press

The book is sized 20 cm x 25 cm and is printed in full colour.

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