2016 - Winner of the International Book Award in the Children's Picture Book Softcover Fiction category.
2016 - Second Place Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Awards in the Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger category.
Caroline Tuohey is a writer whose main interest is writing children’s poems and stories. She also enjoys writing bush poetry and she is enjoying the performance side of this fantastic style of writing.
Forest Wonder is a rhyming picture book set in the Australian bush and tells the tale of creatures who enjoy a forest party on a moon-lit night. It celebrates the wonders to be found in nature but also encourages children to use their imagination and enjoy a little bit of magic.
The picture book Forest Wonder has been a self-publishing collaboration between writer and poet Caroline Tuohey and illustrator and graphic designer Muza Ulasowski. Having written a rhyming story about Australia’s wonderful array of forest animals, Caroline scoured the Illustrator’s Australia website in search of a potential collaborator. The detail and colour in Muza Ulasowski’s artwork immediately caught her eye – especially a beautiful illustrated possum. In one of those lovely serendipitous moments, just prior to Muza receiving the query email from Caroline, she had been thinking she would like to illustrate a project that featured native Australian animals.
The rest, as they say, is history.