My Possum Plays the Drums

My Possum Plays the Drums

Speech Pathology Shortlisted Book of the Year 2020

Night-time falls and the possum orchestra begins.
Drums bang, violins scratch and I can’t sleep!
Children will love to join in in this noisy celebration of possums and their night time antics.

About the Author

Catherine Meatheringham spends her days writing picture books and drinking way too many cups of tea. She loves writing books that are full of music and noise to encourage children to join in with the story.
My Possum Plays the Drums is Catherine’s first picture book. Her second picture book with Windy Hollow Books is planned for 2020. Catherine lives in Canberra with her husband, two children, dog and a noisy possum that keeps her awake at night.

About the Illustrator

When Max Hamilton started kindergarten the teacher asked the children to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up. While the rest of the class drew Firemen, Teachers and Doctors Max drew a picture of her drawing a picture. Many years later Max studied Fine Art at COFA UNSW and Graphic Design / Illustration at Enmore Design Centre. She has worked as a Graphic Designer, Textile Designer and Illustrator for the past 24 years. Max now works primarily as a Children’s Book Illustrator and can be found painting away in her Sydney studio.