I’ve Broken My Bum and other stories

Book Author & Illustrator  Dawn McMillan & Ross Kinnaird
Rights Available World excl. ANZ, Brazil, China, UK/Eire, US

The laugh-a-lot team of Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird brings three of their best stories together in this volume of funny and fantastical characters! Included are I’ve Broken my Bum! — Is glue the right solution to put a broken bum back together? Mister Spears and his Hairy Ears — Will corks and a helmet really stop Mister Spears’ ear hair growing? Charlie and his amazing tales — Did Charlie the dog seriously do a parachute jump?

About the Author
Dawn McMillan is the much-loved author of numerous children’s books including the hits I Need a New Bum! , There’s a Tui in our Teapot, Doctor Grundy’s Undies and Home Child. She lives in Waiomu, north of Thames.

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator and graphic designer whose books have been published in many countries, many of them in collaboration with Dawn. He lives close to the water on Auckland’s North Shore.


Oratia Books


230 x 215 mm, colour



Picture Book

Age range
4-8 years

Publication Date
October 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ, Brazil, China, UK/Eire, US

Rights Sold:
Australia, Brazil, China, UK/Eire, US

Rights Agents:


Petere Dowling, Oratia Books

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These stories are fantastic, they are well written, well drawn and really cohesive as a unit. They bring hours of fun as young people want to read them over and over again.

Chris Reed, NZ Booklovers

Dawn McMillan’s rhyming text enhances the humour and Ross Kinnaird gets the visual humour just right.

Bob Docherty, Bob's Book Blog