Carson-Barr, Jo & Barr, Simon (illustrator)

Jo Carson-Barr has been writing for children for about five years. Jo spent a significant number of years working alongside differently abled people. Her dream is that her books will reflect this difference in an inclusive way. Married to Rod she is the mother of three grown up children and grandmother of six.

Her passion for children’s picture books was ignited in her Playcentre years were she was fortunate to be the centres librarian and could go and spend hours in Dorothy Butlers bookshop … she was hooked. Reading endlessly to her own children.

Simon Barr is an illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has illustrated numerous books for children. With hs trademark quirky style and unique interpretation of the characters, he brings stories to life. Books with Simon’s illustrations are delighting young readers from New York all the way to New Zealand.

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