Under the Love Umbrella
Davina Bell (Author) Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series, and picture books including The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, illustrated by Allison Colpoys, which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children's Book from a Small Publisher, Hattie Helps Out with Jane Godwin and illustrated by Freya Blackwood, and Oh Albert! illustrated by Sara Acton. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved children's book creators. Davina now lives in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good coffee.
Allison Colpoys (Illustrator) Allison Colpoys is an award-winning book designer and illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. A previous Senior Designer at Penguin Books Australia, she now works in-house at Scribe Publications, and freelances through the Jacky Winter group. Allison's first illustrated picture book, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, won two Australian Book Design Awards, an Australian Book Industry Award, and the CBCA's Crichton Award for the Best New Talent.