MIKE DUMBLETON is an award-winning writer of children’s books. Nine of Mike’s titles have been selected as ‘Notable Books’ by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). His books range from the humorous Santa’s Hi-Tech Christmas and Muddled-up Farm, (Speech Pathology Book of the Year), to the sensitive Passing On (CBCA Shortlisted Book). His work also appeals to all ages from Cat (CBCA Honour Book Early Childhood), to Digger a book set during World War I. Mike has also received the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognised his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time. Mike enjoys reading, travelling, trying to keep fit, listening to jazz and watching sport. His latest picture books are Once Upon My Legs and Anisa’s Alphabet.