Toby is a small boy in a big world. He always wears a parachute to help allay his fears.
Matt Ottley uses perspective brilliantly to convey Toby's unease and anxiety.
And Danny Parker lets his words tell us how Toby overcomes his fears.
I do so love an Illustrators Note to tell us something about how the illustrations were made- Matt used a Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet to create the illustrations using virtual oil paint, oil pastel and pencil. I'm not even really sure what that all means, but virtual oil paint- that sounds cool.
The CBCA Award winners are announced this week! Friday 15th August at noon.