Playground Circus Picture Book ($16.95 paperback / $24.95 hardcover)


My first picture book! Written by Chrissy Byers and published by Ford St in 2019.

A story about a girl with a wild imagination, a mother lost in smartphone notifications, and a little boy with a blue rabbit. The simple story follows the girl imagining her way through a full blown circus, but the visuals lead us through a number of worlds that come in and out of sync. There are many visual threads for young minds to follow as they re-read the story from different points of view.

The illustrations were created with ink, watercolour, and digital tomfoolery.

Ordering information:

Release date: 1 March 2019
(Any books ordered before then will be pre-orders and shipped on release date).

All books purchased can be signed / dedicated, just send an email to at the time of ordering.

Giftwrapping is as a brown paper package tied up with string (timeless), and includes a handmade gift tag, created from leftover watercolour swatch tests from the creation of the book.

Shipping is $10 Australia wide, $25 everywhere else (discounts apply to shipping multiple copies).

If you wish to collect the book from me at an event or from my studio in Collingwood, Melbourne, email me to arrange collection and receive a discount code to negate postage.

Publisher's blurb:

The sun’s out – let’s go to the park!

A family visit to the playground becomes a circus extravaganza. This little girl can do anything, if only her mum would look up from her phone and join in the fun.

A gently amusing story about the magic of imaginative play and what we miss when we’re not paying attention.

Uniquely written through the eyes of a child growing up in a technologically driven society, Playtime Circus encourages imaginative play while showcasing the limitless possibilities of a young, creative mind.