Pat: We thought, if you were a young child who had moved towns and were lonely, wouldn’t it be good to have a secret creature to keep you company and protect you? Shadow is a friendly protective creature who loves Lilli and her mother and nanna. He lives under a special mango tree and can only be glimpsed in Uncle Bernie’s paintings. In a sense, he is passed on from one to the other.
Emmanuel Mollois, author of Et VoilÃ? !, is to appear on ABC TV’s new program ‘Poh’s Kitchen’, which will air in February 2010. He will be the first of several guest chefs to work alongside MasterChef’s 2009 runner-up Poh Ling Yeow.