You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are! Me i Mōhio Koe ki tō Waimarietanga!

Book Author & Illustrator Belinda O’Keefe & Ross Kinnaird
Rights Available World excl. NZ

When Izzy moans about unloading the dishwasher, Great-uncle Arthur says, ‘You don’t know how lucky you are!”

He’s always done something worse — like hand-washing stacks of dishes, or dodging arrows in a battle.

As the stories get wilder — taking three days to finish a meal of tough old food, for example — his great-niece starts to wonder if Arthur may be exaggerating a little …

Emerging author Belinda O’Keefe joins forces with well-known illustrator Ross Kinnaird in this fun book that helps young readers connect with the experience of their grandparents’ generation.

About the Author

Belinda O’Keefe is an editor and writer who lives in Christchurch with her family. She based this book on the funny stories that her dad told her while growing up. Belinda is a dedicated writer for children, and her other books include Journey through the Cat Door (2022) and Partners in Slime (2021).

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator and graphic designer whose books have been published in many countries, and include the international bestsellers of the I Need a New Bum! series. He lives close to the water on Auckland’s North Shore.


Oratia Books


230 x 215 mm portrait, paperback


Picture Book

Publication Date
July 2023

Rights Agents:


Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

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