Author(s): Kyle Mewburn
New Zealand Post Picture Book Winner and Children's Choice Winner for 2007. Junior picture book. Because Andy hatesbeing kissed, and Aunty Elsie always insists on giving big sloppy kisses. Andy tries hiding but Aunty always finds him. That is one day uuntil she doesn't come and Dad tells Andy that Aunty has been hurt in an accident. Strangely, Andy finds he misses Aunty Elsie - even her hugs and kisses.
Kyle Mewburn was born in Brisbane in 1963. Since arriving in New Zealand he has set up and run an Environment Centre, built his own house (which has a grass roof and a composting toilet), established a garden and planted hundreds of trees. Kyle became a full time writer six years ago and has always been a writer of sorts. Ali Teo and John O'Reilly both grew up and were educated in Wellington. After completing their graphic design degrees they each took their respective paths of travel, adventure and work for ten years, before meeting up again. They now live together back in Wellington, along with three dogs and a bird. While they each run their own businesses, they do sometimes get the opportunity to work together, as was the case with Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!