A timeless Aussie tale celebrating the friendship between Bob the bushie and his best buddy, Bruno the blue dog. Barefoot Bob and Bruno live together in a broken down barracks surrounded by the beautiful Aussie bush. Although they don’t have much in the bank, they are the best of buddies and life is bonzer. Then one day Bob hits the bonanza and everything changes. Without a backward glance, Bob and Bruno move to the big smoke. But is this fancy new life better than the one they had in the bush? An alliterative, humorous tale which celebrates mateship and introduces young readers to the quintessential language of the Australian bush.
Robyn Osborne was born in Brisbane, but grew up on the Sunshine Coast. Her claim to fame at Nambour High was being regularly sent to the office for not wearing regulation leather shoes by overzealous prefects, including Kevin Rudd. Robyn is an author, teacher and self-confessed animal fanatic. She has published a number of successful children’s titles including Going Fishing, Going Camping (a Qld Premier’s Reading Challenge book) and My Dog Socks (a CBCA Notable book). Her canine inspired books Dog Logic and Midget Bones’ Diary have proved popular with dog loving readers. Robyn currently lives on the Fraser Coast with her husband and Jack the dog, the perfect writer’s muse. Robyn lives in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
John Phillips is a talented artist and illustrator across many different mediums. He has illustrated a number of children’s titles, including authoring and John Phillips is a talented artist, author and illustrator who works across many different mediums. He has beautifully illustrated a number of children’s titles, including his own picture books The Duke of Hinklewinkle and Grandpa and Tuska that are being released in 2018. John’s lively illustrations are always entertaining and bring a large dose of fun and colour to the page. John lives in Melbourne.