Three books in one as the second of the hit ‘Bum Series’ combines with two favourite picture books

There’s a whole lot of fun and laughter going on in the new special collection from bestselling author-illustrator combo Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird, which hits bookstores on Tuesday 19 October.

Publishing in time for Christmas stockings and summer holidays, I’ve Broken MY BUM! and other stories brings together three of the duo’s slightly silly, raucously rhyming and dazzlingly drawn books.


In the title story, the hero of international bestseller I Need a New Bum! breaks his backside, reassembles it on a tray and glues it back together,  but on reattaching finds that the tray is stuck fast too. 

Mister Spears and his Hairy Ears turns the sad fate of Mister Spears, whose ear hair just won’t stop growing and growing, into a triumph as he ties it into a funky hairdo and hits the road with his band The Earbashers.

And in Charlie and his amazing tales, a dog tells a passing boy of his daring adventures, from surfing in Hawaii to singing at the Royal Variety Show. So why is he for sale for only $10?

Combining a keen sense of humour with a very keen price, this bumper volume will have young kids reading and laughing all summer.

The authors

Dawn McMillan is the much-loved author of numerous children’s books including I Need a New Bum! Doctor Grundy’s Undies and the 2020 release Sir Singlet. She lives in Waiomu, north of Thames. 

Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator and designer whose books have been published around the world, many of them in collaboration with Dawn. He lives close to the water on Auckland’s North Shore.