Johanna lives in Darwin with her partner, daughter and a backyard full of green tree frogs. Her writing career got off to a bumpy start when she was so busy composing a story in her head that she accidentally drove into the back of a taxi. It was while driving on a bumpy stretch of road outside Alice Springs that the beginnings of the Cheeky Dog books, took shape. Working with Dion has changed the way Johanna sees the world and tells stories.
Published: August 2021
Rediscover this much-loved book featuring the cheeky antics of dogs in a remote outback community, and experience Pitjantjatjara, a widely spoken language in central and southern Australia.
Published: June 2020
Rediscover this much loved book featuring the cheeky antics of dogs in a remote outback community, and experience Kriol, a lively language from the north of Australia.
Published: June 2019
In this exuberant illustrated memoir, action-packed images and poetic words trace Dion Beasley's fascination with cheeky dogs and his unconventional journey into the world of contemporary art.
Published: November 2016
A cheeky, charming, paperback edition of the story about the naughty camp dogs from the creators of Go Home, Cheeky Animals!
Published: April 2016
A funny and much-loved CBCA-winning picture book set in an outback community
Published: May 2013
A cheeky, cheerful, charming story about naughty camp dogs that is also perfect for literacy development through its use of counting, colours and rhythm, with wonderfully funny naive illustrations.