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Lavender’s Eggs is a children’s picture book written by Susanne Payne and illustrated by Penny Royal.

Lavender is a small hen, whose high ideas, cause Nanny considerable inconvenience.

Lavender is an independent bantam hen who lives on a sheep farm in Paturau, Golden Bay, NZ with Susanne Payne (Nanny). Susanne has written a true story about one of her adventures that Penny Royal has illustrated and turned into a children’s book.

Susanne Payne the Author and Lavender

This is the first book Susanne has written, but she has been entertaining friends and family with her adventures she shares on Facebook for quite some time.

This is also the first book that Penny has illustrated and designed, and has been completed as part of her studies towards a Bachelor of Arts and Media at NMIT.

The book is a 20cmx25cm, 32 page, perfect bound, full colour, soft cover book.

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The illustrations have all been done with watercolour and ink and then digitally touched up

Penny self published the book in Nelson, New Zealand. With the book being printed in Australia at and the initial print run crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding campaign launched as part of the ‘Of the Diverse’ Exhibition at the Refinery Gallery in Nelson, on the 8th November 2017.

You can buy the book here.

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