Wednesday, 18 November 2009


I recently completed illustrations for a new book. The book titled Jesse the Elephant is the first in a series on The adventures of Ernest the Little Tug. Here is a note about the book from the author Scott Allen "The “Adventures of Ernest Little Tug” is a series of children’s stories which tell the living history of the world’s greatest harbour, Sydney Harbour. Ernest Little Tug is the cute and friendly star of the stories. He is friend to all the boats on the harbour and always lends a helping hand in times of trouble. His best friend is Teddy the dog who travels with him everywhere and helps out in tricky situations. The many other characters in the stories are based on real life Sydney Ferries, visiting ocean liners or warships, and all books include an account of the True Story upon which the children’s story is based. The first book in the series recounts an event in 1916 when Jesse the elephant was walked through Sydney city from the old Moore Park Zoo and then moved by punt ferry across Sydney Harbour to her new home in Taronga Zoo. Jesse went on to become one of the most famous animals at the zoo." Ernest will be in book shops soon, check Ernest out on Facebook.