New books in in 2022


Come with Mia and Pup on a slippery, slimy, scuttling, rippling adventure around the colourful rock pools.
Help them find the blue rings before the tide comes in.

Concept, story and photography by Jules Ober. Text by Kevin Brophy.

A 48 page picture book published by Ford Street Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Coming soon in August 2022.


Jules designed and 3D printed ‘Mia’ an 8cm tall figurine based on her (and Pierre-Jacques’) daughter Solveig – a little human who is a fantastically curious, quirky and intelligent force of nature!

The little Mia doll and her dog Pup became Jules’ companions as she explored the rocky shores along the NSW coast and all the way down to Tasmania. From Yuraygir National Park to Bermagui and on to Lunawanna-allonah (Bruny Island), Mia and Pup discover the incredible little ecosystems that exist in the tidal rock pools.

The final text was written with Australian poet, Kevin Brophy.

Mia and Pup intend to go on other adventures exploring the world at ground level. We’ll discover more of the incredible biodiversity of our unique planet and learn about the fascinating ecosystems to which we are all connected. Stay tuned!


Some images from Rockpooling With Pup:


When Tarni’s mum says goodbye, all the colour and joy of life seem to go with her. Tarni retreats into her bubble.
But then Chance steps in . . .

Miniatures and photography by Jules Ober. Story by Paul Collins.

A 32 page picture book published by Ford Street Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Coming soon in June 2022.

  • A moving story about loneliness and loss, and the life- changing power of friendship and empathy
  • Beautifully illustrated with evocative, handmade miniatures and photography by internationally award- winning artist Jules Ober
  • A sensitive exploration of social themes such as family breakdown, self-doubt, anxiety and resilience
  • Striking design featuring a changing palette reflecting the main character’s journey from darkness to light


Jules created and photographed the miniature sets on a table by her window during lockdown in Melbourne, winter 2020.