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Michelle Pereira Michelle Pereira i(21527516 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Michelle Pereira is an illustrator who spent her childhood in Nairobi, Kenya and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Communication Design and became a professional illustrator after a somewhat extended, but enjoyable, stint of bar work. She has worked with a range of clients such as Penguin UK, Netflix, the New York Times and Marie Claire. She uses bright colours and textural elements to create playful illustrations.' (Source : Bright Light Books.)

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Stay for Dinner Prahran : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2023 27392736 2023 single work picture book children's

'Stay for Dinner is a powerful story that celebrates culture and connection through food, from the creators of The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name, winner of the 2022 Children's Book Council of Australia's Award for New Illustrator.

'Reshma loves dinnertime with her family. Her family eat with their hands – not just finger food type–eating, but hands-on squishy eating. When she’s invited to stay for dinner at her friends’ places, she finds out that they all eat in different ways. Some go ting ting with their cutlery, and others go click clack with their chopsticks. So what will her friends say when they see her family eat with their hands?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2024 longlisted The DANZ Children's Book Award Picture Books
y separately published work icon Amma's Sari Richmond : Bright Light , 2022 23592296 2022 single work picture book children's 'As a second-generation migrant, 6-year-old Shreya’s life tilts between her life at home and the outside world. While her love for family lifts her up, her spirits plummet at the stares and whispers that her mother's sari attracts. Searching for balance, Shreya asks questions about her culture. But despite the beautiful stories her mother shares, Shreya’s internal and external struggle continues. But when Shreya finds herself lost in a crowd, it's the shimmer of Amma’s sari that leads her to finding pride in her difference. Amma's Sari is a powerful reflection on connection with family, the acceptance of difference, and the celebration of cultural heritage.'

(Publication summary)

2023 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
y separately published work icon The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name Richmond : Bright Light , 2021 21527537 2021 single work picture book children's

'When Zimdalamishkermishkada starts a new school, he knows he’s got to do something about his long name. ​

'When no amount of shrinking, folding or crumpling works, he simply settles for Zim – but deep down, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamishkermishkada finds the confidence to step boldly into his long name. ​

'A warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their individuality, and shows how no-one should ever have to shrink themselves down to fit in.' ​(Publication summary)

2024 shortlisted Ena Noël Award Illustrator
2023 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2022 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Griffith University Children’s Book Award
2022 highly commended New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2022 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards CBCA Award for New Illustrator
2022 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Pooja Desai.
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
2022 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
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