Pamela Allen (pamelart.com) is a phenomenon in the world of children's books. Many of her picture books have won prestigious awards and commendations both in Australia and overseas. She is the first illustrator to have won the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award two years running, for Who Sank the Boat? (1983) and Bertie and the Bear (1984). Some of Pamela's other awards include the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the AIM Book Award (New Zealand) and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Diploma for Illustration.
Praise for Who Sank the Boat?
"The idea is funny, the pictures are splendid, and the easy text is just right for the very young."-The New Yorker
"A bright, brisk tale, simply told, illustrated by cheerful, comical pictures."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books