Jackie Carstairs Publishes ‘Billy Bounce’

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Picture book tells story of young, boastful kangaroo who thinks he is the smartest in the land

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Jackie Carstairs was inspired to write a story about kangaroos after watching them lying beneath gum trees in her garden and bouncing over the paddock fences. “Billy Bounce” (published by Xlibris AU) is in rhyme and illustrated with paper collage. It is the story of a young, conceited kangaroo called Billy – a champion jumper who lives near Uluru in the Australian outback. One day, he accepts a dare and, wanting to show off, lands in trouble.

“I have used typical Australian words and expressions in this story for children,” says Carstairs.

A very colourful and enjoyable read, “Billy Bounce” shows that sooner or later, when trouble strikes, everyone needs help and it is important to acknowledge one’s own fault when this occurs.

“Billy Bounce”
By Jackie Carstairs
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781499008715
E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781499008760
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jackie Carstairs was born in Sydney. She studied art and worked as a designer for Graphic Fabrics and later for John Sands Greeting cards. She has travelled overseas. Upon her return, she worked for David Jones as a display artist. When she married, Carstairs moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and started painting. She participated in many group shows and held several solo exhibitions. Some of her commissioned works include murals for the Sheraton Hotel, The Zimbabwe Women’s Institute, the foyer of the Ministry of Education and the 14 Stations of the Cross in the Anglican Cathedral, Harare. After the death of her husband, she started a business called Zuva Tapestries, employing local women sewing wall hangings and floor rugs. She returned to Australia in 2002 and now lives on acreage in Grafton.

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