Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Allen & Unwin

About the book

'Cheeky Dogs: to Lake Nash and Back' by Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell

Meet deaf artist, Dion Beasley, and the people he calls family. Dodging road trains by day and giant blue monsters at night, Dion weaves his way through life on an electric scooter, collecting rocks and dogs to make art. In his dreams he sees animals from overseas and his mother's country, Lake Nash, but every morning, without fail, he puts on his favourite socks and gets ready to feed the dogs. Is it time yet?