Squish Rabbit Downunder

I’m excited to announce that Squish is now officially an Aussie rabbit! He will be published here by the wonderful University of Queensland Press (who distribute through Penguin Australia) in early September. An extra bit of excitement for me is that UQ is my old stomping ground: I studied Occupational Therapy there and lived on campus for several years. I’ve been working with the delightful team of editors and designers at UQP, sprucing Squish and polishing him and preparing him for his downunder release. He has even been rumoured to be getting a special squishy cover…

I hopped on over to their offices yesterday afternoon to see the print proofs and they’re looking amazing! Have you noticed I’ve now used TWO exclamation marks in one post? And you know how much I hate those. I must be excited.

Stay tuned for details of the launch (which may just be on my September birthday, where this little rabbit will be exiting her 20s).

6 Responses to “Squish Rabbit Downunder”

  1. 1 Karen Tyrrell May 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Katherine,
    So many things to congratulate you with …New cover…New publisher and an impending Launch .. Happy Squish Rabbit Day!
    PS It was great to catch up last night :))

  2. 3 Gus Gordon May 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Katherine. Great news. Big congrats to you and said rabbit! Bet it’ll be leaving the warehouses by the pallet load.

    and a squishy cover too… Oooooo!

  3. 5 chrisbongers May 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Kath, this is such wonderful news. We have two new babies in the family plus a 2 year old – and they all need gorgeous Aussie squishy Squish Rabbit books of their very own. This also means hometown launch – Yay! (Note exclamation marks – I’m excited too!) xx

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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