Stephanie Williams is an Australian writer and magazine editor who lives in Hobart with her husband and their kids. As a mum of two boys, the seed for Benny Bintruck was planted when her eldest son would excitedly watch the noisy garbage truck navigate the skinny lanes of their inner city suburb each week. His love for garbage trucks was cemented. After looking for books about garbage trucks, Stephanie discovered there weren’t many, so set about making one.

Marcus Cutler is an accomplished illustrator from Ontario, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Benny Bintruck is aimed at preschoolers, with appeal for kids aged 2-5 years and beyond. It’s printed in Australia on high quality paper, with a matt cover. The story is fun, fast-paced and rhyming with underlying messages of looking out for your friends, and that everyone has their own special talents.