Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator, and the Associate Art Director at Scribe Publications. As well as receiving numerous Australian Book Design Awards for her illustration and cover design, she has won the CBCA Crichton Award for Best New Talent and an Australian Book Industry Award. As a freelancer, Allison is represented by the Jacky Winter Group.
‘I’m thrilled to discover a book that reassures (kids) that there are a lot of ways to excel and that we each have our own unique gifts’.
— Rosemary, Library Mom Books
‘For any child who has ever worried about being ‘smart,’ Australian author Bell and artist Colpoys offer an expansive, reassuring look at the many ways there are to be that way…The energy of Bell’s rhyming couplets reflects the very inventiveness the book celebrates, the ebullience of kids’ imagination, emotional intelligence and practical talents. Climbing trees, making slime, inventing games. Colpoys’ illustrations, showing a busy, multiracial, multi-gifted cast, convey joyous variety and abundant compassion.’—Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star
Praise for The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade:
‘The theme is beautifully explored and Allison Colpoys’ illustrations perfectly capture his vulnerability.’ Alexa Dretzke, Readings