Hello #picbookbc friends, our bugtastic chat is almost upon us! This week we’re joined by chat regular and debut picture book author Liz Ledden as we celebrate Bugs in Picture Books!

Bugs in Picture Books 7th November with Liz Ledden

Liz Ledden is known for many things. She’s one third of One More Page, a #picbookbc chat regular, travel writing for international magazines and now most recently for writing her debut picture book, Tulip and Brutus!

liz ledden

Her debut picture book TULIP AND BRUTUS with illustrations by Andrew Plant was released with Ford Street Publishing in October 2019. It’s about friendship, differences, teamwork … and bugs! She has another picture book due out in 2020 with Larrikin House. We can’t wait to see what she write next!

One More Page podcast

Liz  also co-hosts kids’ book podcast One More Page with friends, authors and book lovers, Kate Simpson and Nat Amoore, where she interviews kids’ book industry professionals, reviews the latest books and lapses into the occasional laughing fit.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the One More Page podcast, it’s an adventure from start to finish filled with laughter and it’s the most fun you’ll have while staying up to date with the latest releases and book industry news!

And now it’s time for the chat questions for our Bug themed #picbookbc chat!

Q1 What is your favourite bug themed picture book? Share a photo!

Q2 What makes a bug book so interesting?

Q3 Do you prefer cute bug books or creepy crawly ones? Why?

hungry caterpillar

Q4 The Very Hungry Caterpillar is no doubt one of the most iconic bug characters in a picture book. Why do you think this bug book is so loved and do you have any memories of reading/ sharing this book?

Plus as always there will be plenty of time at the end to ask our bugtastic guest author Liz Ledden lots of questions! Woohoo!


We look forward to partying ‘picture book’ style with all our #Picbookbc friends on Thursday 7th Novemeber at 8pm AEST for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat! Remember to keep Daylight Savings in mind!

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post! We’d love to have you!




We had a lot of fun the other night chatting all things Bears in picture books with Zanni Louise! From big scary grizzly bears to tiny cute teddy bears, we certainly got to see some of the range of different bears that appear in your favourite bear picture books!


1. Chose a favourite Bear from a Picture book! Share a pic!

Lots of Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear and Corduroy fans but there was plenty of variety from brown bears who play the piano to polar bears who live in the zoo too!


2. Considering real bears are wild and at times violent creatures why do you think most depictions of bears in books are sleepy, tame and/or cute?


3. Paddington Bear kept a Marmalade sandwich under his hat in case of emergencies.. what would you keep under your hat?!

It seems book lovers think a like because the common themes were food, tea, coffee, books and notepads with pens for things you’d carry in case of emergencies! Can’t argue with that logic!


4. Which do you prefer in picture books: Teddy bears or wild bears? Why?


Question time with Zanni Louise was a lot of fun and you guys had some great questions!




If you are already a fan of Errol! like us or you’re a sucker for a good picture book then make sure you’re at Zanni Louise and Philip Bunting’s Errol! Book Launch Saturday 2nd June from 4-5pm at Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop in West End, Brisbane! Full details can be found here.


Can’t get enough picture book related content? As well as following us on Twitter and Instagram, make sure you check out our friends One More Page on Twitter and on their website! One More Page is a fortnightly podcast that is a must for lovers of picture books and a great listen in the comfort of your own home or on the train to work with plenty of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip.


Our next chat will be Thursday 7th June at 8pm AEST so make sure you mark it in the calendar, we’d hate for you to miss out on all the fun! Follow us to make sure you don’t miss the guest author reveal, book features or  other fun #picbookbc news!