In 2008, writer and runner Erica Harrison was hit by a car. She didn’t walk for six months afterwards and faced the possibility of losing her leg so she, naturally, began to write a comic story in rhyming verse. Five years later, the story that began as a way of coping with loss, A Cautionary Tail, has been brought to life as a short animated film starring David Wenham, Barry Otto and Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett with animation by the team behind such major productions as Happy Feet. The tail has also been published by Penguin as a beautiful picture book. A Cautionary Tail is currently screening at film festivals around the world. The picture book will be available in September 2013.