It’s storytime and the lights are low. We’re reading a pre-publication mockup of The Cheeky Possum, a real favourite with Avery. We’re in cheeky possum world, so most of the illustrations are moonlit. This is Peter, the cheeky possum’s favourite playground. A world of shadow and revelation, where the girls notice for the first time there is, in the picture, a kangaroo hopping. Thank you to Derek Dadswell for the wonderful mood and graphic presentation of these illustrations.