What’s the Matter, Aunty May
About the book
When the Help becomes a hindrance, Aunty May is left clean out of patience. In this ultimate portrait of childhood optimism and cheer, the narrator proceeds from chore to chore leaving a trail of destruction behind him, oblivious to his Aunty’s horror.
About the author
Born in the United Kingdom, Peter Friend has lived in Australia since the age of four.
Peter began writing for children when his own kids were growing up. Peter has had more than forty children’s poems and short stories published in the pages of the magazine, illustrated by many of Australia’s leading children’s illustrators.
Peter is now a full-time children’s author. He has been working excitedly on a range of new ideas for children’s poetry collections, picture book stories, short stories, early readers and novels.
About the illustrator
Andrew Joyner is an Australian illustrator and cartoonist.
In 2009 his first picture book was published, The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky. The book has been shortlisted for many awards.
In 2011, Andrew released his own series of books, all about Boris, a loveable and adventurous warthog.
Along with his children’s book work, Andrew illustrates regularly for newspapers and magazines, both locally and internationally, and in 2010 he illustrated Your Place or Mine?, a cookbook by Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris of Masterchef.
He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia, with his family and nineteen pets.