Author(s): John Bell, Ben Wood
Set over the course of several months, Molly makes repeated trips to the wattle tree. At first, her visits are to escape the sadness in the house as Mum is locked inside her own grief. Gradually, Molly draws strength from her visits and ultimately invites Mum to share in the experience so they can keep memories of Gran alive.
Ben Wood has been an illustrator for over six years for publishing companies and design studios. He loves creating uniquely diverse characters and environments, using both traditional mediums and also digital tools. When he isn't drawing, he frequently visits schools, running cartooning and picture book workshops. THE WATTLE TREE is John Bell's first book. A former nanny, he has decided to return to higher education and is currently studying to complete BA at Sydney University.