Today was the Melbourne launch of ‘Squish Rabbit’, a gorgeous picture book from first time writer/illustrator, Katherine Battersby. It’s a story of discovering friendship, told and shown with powderpuff gentleness, in a mixture of paint and collage.

Wendy Orr launches Squish.

The Squish Rabbit Wall

On the other hand…

And this is the most amazing burger, imagined by the guests. Yes, you do see olives and watermelons, traffic lights and fetta cheese!

Katherine and her beautiful book

Katherine and Bren

Lovely also to catch up with Catriona Hoy and Bren Macdibble. Catriona and I will be presenting at STAVCON, a science conference later this month. Bren is just back from Brisbane where she was part of the QWC/Allen&Unwin novel intensive.