Elizabeth Honey is an award-winning author of poetry, picture books
and novels. Her playful humour, originality and energy strike a
chord with children everywhere. Elizabeth is also an artist and
illustrates her own books.
That's Not a Daffodil! was a 2012 CBCA Book of the Year Honour Book for Early Childhood. It has also been adapted as a musical theatre production.
Her picture books include Not a Nibble!, Ten Blue Wrens, Hop Up! Wriggle Over! and I'm still awake, still!, which features a collection of lullabies. These songs, a collaboration with composer Sue Johnson, inspired a musical theatre production which toured the US and Australia in 2014. Elizabeth's books are published in many countries around the world.
Short-listed Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award for Young Children 2012 AU
Runner-up CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood, 2012 2012 AU
"While the growing plant provides the structure for this quiet picture book, the comfortable, cross-generational camaraderie adds another dimension to the story. Australian writer and illustrator Honey matches the simply written text with paintings that bring a potentially static story line to life with pleasingly varied compositions and subtly drawn features and gestures that reveal the characters' emotions. A welcome addition to read-aloud collections, this connects with picture books encouraging imagination as well as those on plants and gardens." --Booklist Online