Judy Watson

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Hi I'm Judy Watson. I'm a Melbourne based illustrator and artist, working from my home studio.

In April 2015 my latest picture book 'Thunderstorm Dancing' written by Katrina Germein was published. The book took nearly three years to illustrate and is rendered in ink and watercolour on litho paper with digital overlays added in PhotoShop. Illustrations from the book won a Highly Commended Award in the Illustrators Australia Awards 2015, and the book was named a CBCA Notable Book for 2016.

My first picture book, 'Goodnight Mice!' (written by Frances Watts) won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Children’s Fiction) in 2012. Frances and I had previously worked together on the Extraordinary Ernie & Marvellous Maud series. 'Extraordinary Ern
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The Greatest Sheep in History

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“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it.

I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood.

They can't transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it. We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable.”
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“Love is like moonlight or thunder, or rain on a tin roof in the middle of the night; it is one of those things in life that is truly worth knowing.”
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“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”
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Judy How do you distinguish between different editions of a book on Goodreads? When I go to rate or review Ritva Voutila's edition of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, it shows my review of Alexis Deacon's edition of the same. All the reviews by readers are for completely different books and they are all lumped together.... ¿??


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Judy Just started re-reading The Weirdstone of Brisingamen http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15... (my copy has this truly awful cover)
in anticipation of reading the final instalment, just purchased... http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
This series is truly fantastic. In 2 pages, I am totally in. In a couple of chapters we are already under attack by goblins... but done sooo elegantly. Nothing crude and tiresome here as with some current fantasy fiction.


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