February 24, 2017

The Gossip behind I’m Australian Too

I have a good and multi-talented friend—a prolific author, therapist, and multi-faith preacher—Stephanie Dowrick. Many of you will have read her books. My favourite of […]

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November 30, 2016

The Gossip Behind Ducks Away

In 2006 my husband and I went on holiday to Lord Howe Island. In order to climb a particular hill, we had to cross a […]

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November 30, 2016

The Gossip Behind This & That

The story behind the story of This & That When my grandson was two and a half we foolishly went to France, as a family. […]

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November 4, 2013

Baby Bedtime

Channel 7 interview about Baby Bedtime No book of mine is as suffused with love as this one. When I was writing it I was […]

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February 13, 2013

Yoo-Hoo, Ladybird

‘Ladybird loves to hide. Yoo hoo, ladybird! Where are you? There you are! Afloat in the bath with Duck and Giraffe! Yoo hoo, ladybird! Where […]

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February 12, 2013

Tell Me About Your Day Today

“There was once a boy who loved bedtime.  He loved the last kiss. He loved the last story.  He loved the last goodnight. He knew […]

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February 11, 2013

Goodnight, Sleep Tight!

Goodnight, Sleep Tight was first published in 1988. It had seven nursery rhymes woven into its structure because I’d heard at a literacy conference in […]

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February 9, 2013

Possum Magic Animals

This is the first of four board books that will be available in a boxed set at the end of 2014. This gorgeous volume is […]

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February 8, 2013

Two Little Monkeys

Two little monkeys playing near a tree, one named Cheeky, one named Chee. Hello, Cheeky! Hello, Chee! Better stay close to that big old tree! […]

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February 7, 2013

The Little Dragon

When I was on the book tour for Where is the Green Sheep? I found myself at the ABC in Adelaide in a little studio, […]

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February 6, 2013

Let’s Count Goats

Don’t you just love the way even tiny children can focus so happily on a book? A proud parent sent this to me. ‘Here we […]

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February 5, 2013

A Giraffe in the Bath

  I am neither a good mentor nor editor. I’m too much of a writer to take a back seat. So when an ex-student, Olivia […]

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