And, Junko Morimoto turned 79. She is a favourite of mine because she lives locally and I have heard her talk about her life and seen her paint several times. She came to Australia in 1982 and began her career as a children's book author and illustrator. While I find My Hiroshima alarming and hard to share with children, having met Junko and knowing that she lived through this experience makes it all the more poignant and hard to share without emotion. The younger children I teach currently love her more recent titles The Two Bullies and Big Nuisance. You know how much young children like toilet humour when even a book like The Two Bullies reduces children to guffawing because 'the bully climbed out the toilet window!'