16 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2011 from all of us at Omnibus Books, 
Dyan, Celia, Joanne, Gina and Patricia

See you in the new year!

Image from Zizzy by Penny Matthews and Danny Snell
Published in 2010 by Omnibus Books
Image copyright Danny Snell

13 December 2010

Christmas favourites

We love babies here on the ol' omnibus, so naturally we have a special fondness for the Christmas nativity. Because really, when animals and babies take the stage together whose heart wouldn't be warmed? In The Nativity, Julie Vivas brings a light and gently humorous touch to a traditional version of the story.

And in Wombat Divine the collective genius of Kerry Argent and Mem Fox give poor old Wombat, who tries out for all of the other parts unsuccessfully, the starring role as the sleeping baby Jesus.

And for something just a little different, for older readers, check out Pilot & Huxley and the Holiday Portal. You'll never think of Frosty the Snowman in the same way again ...

08 December 2010

We like ...

Freya Blackwood guest blogging at Readings about the creative process behind our very own Harry & Hopper. Definitely one of our favourite multi-award-winning picture books this year and, well, ever.

Harry & Hopper by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood