This is Jane's first foray into the world of children’s literature. In her other life she is a research psychologist and has published extensively in the area of mental health. Writing about weeing dogs may seem like a strange departure from writing about mental health issues, but actually there is a logic to it. If she has learned anything while working in the mental health field, it is that the most effective strategy is to get in early. Making children laugh has to be a good start.
Jacqueline is a contemporary realist painter who uses a brilliantly bright palette to tell evocative stories. She is inspired by nature – from the rolling green, brown and wheat-coloured hills of country Victoria to the turquoise waters and white, yellow and orange frangipanis of Thursday Island. She has painted people and animals in urban backyards, on sandy beaches, in national parks, and even under water! In this book, two of her real-life, wee-sniffing canine friends posed to help her create naïve, cheeky images that children can relate to.