Planet Picture Book

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

A short informative picture book about the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The species arrived in the Pacific Islands by accident and is considered a major pest – it bores into the top of the coconut palm to drink the sap, damaging the new leaves. I...

One Day

This picture book in simple rhyme recounts a day in the life of a young Pacific Island schoolboy, from the moment he wakes until night falls. I was immediately struck by this picture book with its beautiful, bold illustrations. One Day takes the...

Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga comprises not just one, but over 170 islands of which 40 are inhabited. I had no idea! And I had no idea what picture books I would find there until I started looking. I didn’t think it would be easy. As author, editor and...