Author(s): Robyn Belton
Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather soon turned rough and Herbert was catapulted into the biggest adventure of his life, from which he emerged a hero. Robyn Belton's heartwarming, beautifully illustrated retelling of a true-life adventure will delight children aged 3 to 7, their parents, teachers and librarians.
Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2009. Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Picture Books 2009.
Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand's best-known and most accomplished illustrators of children's books. She grew up on a farm near Wanganui and studied art at the Canterbury School of Fine Arts. In 2006 she won the prestigious children's literature award, the Margaret Mahy Medal. She currently lives in Dunedin.