Author(s): Trace Balla
It's dinnertime at Grace's place...'Thank you, alpaca,' says Grace...'Alpaca?' asks Mama. 'Why would you thank an alpaca?'..A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks. From the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime, Rockhopping and Shine...'A heartwarming book filled with the joys of being part of a community that values growing food and sharing meals with loved ones.' Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work. Her previous books, Rivertime, Rockhopping and Shine were highly acclaimed, and Rivertime won the Readings Children's Book Prize and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards in two categories, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.