A Tiny Story of Blinky Bill
A Classic Australian Favourite
Blinky Bill tells the story of a naughty little koala, Blinky Bill, and his friends Splodge the Kangaroo and Wally the Wombat. Mischievous Blinky Bill creeps out of bed at night and runs into his friends at the edge of the river and tries his hand at fishing. Borrowing the farmer's boat is only the start of the adventure with the three friends. What will Mrs Koala and Nutsy say when they find Blinky Bill has been getting into more trouble? This Australian classic, as told by Dorothy Wall, has been reprinted with original illustrations and design. This book brings to life the much-loved and well-known Koala who stole the nation's heart.
Dorothy Wall (1894-1942), author and illustrator, was born on 12 January 1894 at Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand, daughter of Charles James William Wall, soldier, and his wife Lillian, née Palethorpe, both English born. From the age of 10 Dorothy won scholarships and studied at the Christchurch School of Art and Wellington Technical School. Migrating to Sydney in 1914, she joined the Sun newspaper; in October she had an illustration in the Lone Hand; in 1920 her children's story, Tommy Bear and the Zookies, was published. On 4 November 1921 at St Alban's Anglican Church, Five Dock, she married Andrew Delfosse Badgery, a clerk.