The First Doo-lally Daft Blinkin’ Bonkers Book

We all love a good joke book, but many of them are boring — at least aesthetically. It makes sense that jokes — and especially joke books for children — be colourful and fun! So, Ainsley Waite started designing wall art for children’s rooms and sold them at her local market. And, although the artwork was always aimed at children, one of her best customers was a 60-year-old lady who kept returning every month to buy the designs for her friends. Because of the amazing popularity of this wall art Ainsley decided to put them all together in a book. Hence, The First Doolally Daft Blinkin’ Bonkers Book.
Originally from Liverpool, Ainsley spent five years working in advertising in London (pretending to work very hard while really just enjoying various pub offerings). Life eventually brought her to New Zealand in 2005 where she studied graphic design. Ainsley has worked as a graphics artist, illustrator and general maker-of-things ever since. Most days Ainsley can be found in her Titirangi studio before heading upstairs to be an awesome mum to her two turbo-charged boys! She is the ‘slightly loopy brain’ behind new website Ooohbetty.bigcartel.com, a quirky little print label offering original, playful, hand-illustrated designs for walls.

Publication: 8th November 2019
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-988516-89-9
Format: Paperback, 56pp plus 30 colour illustrations throughout.