Feral Fergus: St James illustrator teams up with Byford author on new kids book

Feral Fergus: St James illustrator teams up with Byford author on new kids book

A COLOURFUL children’s book featuring the drawings of a St James illustrator has been released.

Alison Mutton has teamed up with Byford author Sioban Timmer for the book Feral Fergus.

The children’s book includes a humorous story about a young boy who bites his toenails with his teeth.

Mutton said it was the second book the duo had collaborated on after working together on Toughen Up, Princess.

“We actually met at the Kelmscott Agricultural Show where I was doing drawings and I passed my card on to her,” she said.

“I very much enjoyed the process of putting the book together. I usually do work for education publications but this was a bit more humour and allows a lot more scope for fun.

“She gave me a good idea about what she wanted. She wanted something like Mad Magazine or Ginger Meggs.

“I came up with a few concepts and then Sioban put them on Facebook for people to vote on.

“There are 16 spreads in the book and I’m happy with how it’s turned out.”

The book was launched at Amherst Community Hall in Southern River on September 2.

It is available at Lucky Charm in Maddington, Collins Bookshop in Willetton, the Armadale Visitors Centre or by contacting the author directly.

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