Author(s): Kyle Mewburn
The mules had been clip-clopping around the sun-baked hills for generations. They always clip-clopped in the same direction: west towards the setting sun. And they never ventured down to the glittering green sea. But Melu was different. He was always out of step. When the herd clipped, Melu clopped. When the others clopped, Melu clipped.
And one day, he decided he wanted to go down to the glittering green sea ...
Finalist for LIANZA Illustration Award - Russell Clark Award 2013
Finalist Picture Book -New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2013
Kyle Mewburn lives with his wife in Millers Flat, Central Otago, and has written a number of picture books for Scholastic including the award-winning Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!, and the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book of the Year, Old Hu-Hu. Kyle's zany sense of humour is also used to good effect in his new junior fiction series, Dinosaur Rescue.
Partners in life and work, Ali Teo and John O'Reilly work closely together in the illustration and design of their picture books, as evidenced in the award-winning Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! They live in Tauranga with their young son Tiger.