Johanna Bell

Oct 2013

Johanna BellJohanna Bell lives in Katherine with her partner and daughter and is the proud author of her newly published children’s book Too Many Cheeky Dogs. 
The creation of Too Many Cheeky Dogs is a remarkable story involving Dion Beasley, a young, Indigenous artist who is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy, and Johanna Bell.

More than two years in the making, Too Many Cheeky Dogs overcame distance, disability and cross-cultural difference, inspiring many along the way. 

Too Many Cheeky Dogs is available to purchase locally from Mimi Arts and Craft, Pearce Street Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Stuart Hwy and Top News, Katherine Central. You can also purchase online, with discounts available on bulk orders.
Too Many Cheeky Dogs is an excellent text to use with children aged two to seven years! Johanna has developed an online resource for educators.

Johanna is working as a Research and Evaluation Officer with the NT Library, focusing on two Indigenous literacy projects in the Katherine region. Excitingly, the role fuses Johanna’s passion for picture book development and her experience as an education evaluator. Johanna will be working with Kate King from the NT Library to develop and deliver aspects of the NTL’s Baby Board Book Project and the Reading and Communicating with Kids Project.