Mrs. Parata Rides Again
Mrs Parata loves riding her old bike to town. It gives her the chance to chat to everyone she meets and gives her some great exercise at the same time. The only problem is that this bike is a bit unreliable, with its wonky pedals and cardboard carrier. When her well-meaning son steps in to remedy things it only seems to make matters worse and pretty soon Mrs Parata's life turns upside down.
- 11 May 2004
- Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
- Auckland, New Zealand
Ruth Darroch was a journalist for many years at the Northern Advocate in Whangarei. This is her first children's book to be published. Her husband, Bob Darroch, has been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for a number of years. His work can be seen on postcards, souvenirs, T shirts, children's toys and jigsaws. He started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999 with the release of The Kiwi that was Scared of the Dark and followed this up in 2002 with The Kiwi who lost his Mum. Ruth and Bob live in Temuka, South Canterbury.