25 August, 2011

A Tall Man Library Display for Book Week

From Fremantle City Library a wonderfully colourful creative display for Book Week.

Check out the gorgeous pictures based on the illustrations in The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies!

Thanks Bree, for sending me the photos!

24 August, 2011

Children's Book Week 2011

Now we're in the middle of Book Week and there are so many wonderful books to read!

Last Friday The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies written by my nephew, Tom, and his mother, Kilmeny and illustrated by me, was awarded a prize in the CBCA Awards for 2011.
All the books and award-winners can be found here.

Tom and I were thrilled to have received an award, and Kilmeny would have been as proud as Punch of her talented son.
Thank you to the publishers Allen & Unwin who believed in this funny story and were totally supportive.

I'd like to acknowledge the dedicated work from the members of the CBCA who have done a magnificent job in encouraging and extending the reading habits of children.  Also to our fantastic teachers/ librarians who promote reading and work tirelessly for good literacy standards.

Nicola from Swallowcliffe School in South Australia has sent me a photo of herself dressed up as a Book Week character.  She has chosen The Tall Man.  Doesn't she look fabulous!

Well done Nicola!  I'm sure the kids were delighted!

15 August, 2011

Another Activity for It's Bedtime, William!

Here is a word search activity for my book It's Bedtime, William!

Click on the image and print out.

Remember to check out my other William activities under the entry dated 31 July, 2011.

14 August, 2011

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies Activity

Here is another fun activity for the Tall Man.
This one is word based.

Click on the image and print out.

See how many words you can find!

There are other Tall Man activities on this blog to try.  Have a look at more ideas shown in the entry on the 27 July 2011.

Korean edition of Double Trouble!

I've recently received advance copies of the Korean edition of my book Double Trouble.
This is a story of the day to day antics of twin toddlers.

Originally published in English by Penguin Books Australia, this new edition has been published by Glbburi in South Korea in 2011.
It is a beautiful production.

No matter what language my story is in, I'm sure twins do the same funny things all over the world.

04 August, 2011

Babies Proms: Music Book 2011

This year I've been lucky enough to have one of my books, It's Bedtime, William! selected as a performance piece for the fabulous Babies Proms held each year at the Sydney Opera House.

Popular children’s books are combined with music by the Babies Proms Orchestra, Music Book 2011.

These performances introduce very young children to the joys of live music accompanying their favourite stories shown on screen.
The dates for this year's concerts are from 9-19 August.

These concerts are enormously popular and fun for the littlies.

Find out more details from the Sydney Opera House site here.
I might see you there!