Annabella (First Choice Books 2015) is the story of the unlikely pair of a clumsy moose and a grumpy possum who are forced to spend a winter together. After living in Jasper National Park, van Netten was inspired to bring these forest creatures to life in her own way. As van Netten's debut publication this children's picture book is also illustrated by the author using watercolour and gouache illustrations that play with the white space of the page.

Born in Vancouver, Natasha van Netten has recently been awarded theRobin HopperVVALS Legacy Awardand is graduating from theVancouver Island School of Artwith a Diploma of Fine Art in 2016.


Annabella (First Choice Books 2015) ISBN978-1-77084-611-1, $15.50

[BCBW 2016]