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Mark Sommerset lives on Waiheke Island with his wife Rowan where they create award-winning picture books for the enjoyment of big and little kids alike. Published in thirteen languages and many territories around the world, Mark and Rowan's books are loved for their cheeky humour, thoughtful narratives and beautiful design. Their titles include the hilarious best-seller Baa Baa Smart Sheep (NZ Book Awards 'Children's Choice'), I Love Lemonade, The Boy and the Cherry Tree (Best Children's Book, PANZ book design awards), Cork on the Ocean, Cork and the Bottle, and Two Little Bugs (Book of the Year, PANZ Book Design Awards).
Mark will be at the home show for the sixth year in a row, sharing his stories and meeting and chatting with fans of all ages. He'll also be be signing and selling copies of his books, so come and say hi, have a read and pick up the perfect gift for the little (and not so little) one's in your life.
Buy a Dreamboat collection of 5 hardcover books and receive $35 off the RRP! (Normally $150.00). Mark will also sign and personalise the books to whoever they are for :-)
Buy any two hardcover books and receive $10 discount off the RRP. Mark will also sign and personalise the books to whoever they are for :-)
Buy any two paperback books and receive a $5 discount off the RRP. Mark will also sign and personalise the books to whoever they are for :-)
Winner – 'Children’s Choice' - NZ Post Children’s Book Awards WARNING - CONTAINS MISCHIEF! Little Baa Baa is bored. When Quirky Turkey comes along the opportunity to make some mischief proves too hard to resist. An iconic kiwi picture book with guaranteed laughs for the whole family. Meet Mark and grab a signed book on the day. “Laugh-out-loud funny!” National Radio “Snappily written, gorgeously illustrated.” NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Suggested reading age: 3 to 8+ years
After being tricked into eating Little Baa Baa’s ‘Smarty Tablets’ in the award-winning Baa Baa Smart Sheep, Quirky Turkey decides it’s payback time. But has he got what it takes to pull the wool over Baa Baa’s eyes? "A beautifully crafted, sassy follow-up to Baa Baa Smart Sheep" NZ Herald Canvas Magazine “Will have you and your kids in stitches!” bestfriendsrbooks.com Suggested ages: 3 to 8+ years
Winner – Best Children’s Book and Book of the Year: PANZ New Zealand Book Design Awards A poetic story about fear and courage, a true friend, and the journey into the wide world. HOLEY PAGES! Follow Little Bug Red through a series of die-cut holes and shapes as it eats its way from one page to the next! "One of the world’s most outstanding children’s books of 2011" International Youth Library, Munich, Germany "A stunning book... playful, clever – the design is absolutely superb." National Radio Suggested reading age: 0-6+ years
After riding a sea horse, evading a shark and befriending an exhausted butterfly, Cork meets a wise old whale who shares the secret of staying afloat. "Beautiful, unique, charming. A book to be treasured" Herald on Sunday “Quirky, romantic, philosophical, Zen-like - Absolutely delightful.” National Radio. Suggested reading age: 3 to 8+ Years
Having met on tropical shores in Cork on the Ocean, cork and bottle swirl out to sea into a world of dancing jellyfish, treacherous reefs and surly sea lions. An enchanting ocean adventure about courage, friendship and togetherness. "Quirky, enchanting, luminous." NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Suggested reading age: 4 to 8+ Years
A young boy dreams of crossing a river to play in the branches of a beautiful tree. Between him and the water stands an anxious little bird. Is it too dangerous? Will he cross the river? Or will his dream stay out of reach? Winner – Best Children's Book: PANZ New Zealand Book Design Awards “A magical tale that resonates as strongly as the gorgeous illustrations.” NZ Herald Canvas Magazine Suggested reading age: 6 to 106+ years!