Dorrie, by KBR’s Founder Tania McCartney, is a biographical tale of a young Dorothy Wall, the creator of Australia’s iconic larrikin koala, Blinky Bill.
A picture book for children aged 3+, it follows the journey of a young girl from the land of the long white cloud to the squeaky beaches of the world’s oldest continent – a place of hot red deserts and squeaky beaches, with cackles in the trees and spiky brushes in the bushes.
Dorrie is a master creator. She sings, dances, sews, crafts jewellery, designs patterns, paints nature and draws superb illustrations for all manner of magazines, catalogues and books.
But when a cheeky koala appears in a tree outside her window, her world is turned upside down. A fascination and passion for Blinky soon becomes her life work – and a lifelong friendship is born.
Published by Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins Children’s Books, Dorrie will hit the bookshelves on 1 February 2023. You can pre-order right here and folllow Tania on Instagram for some upcoming illustration reveals, giveaways and lots of Blinky fun!
Stay tuned for a Dorrie review on KBR.