How exciting to hear this week that Warren Crossett, illustrator of my rhyming picture book, ‘This is the Mud!’ (Lothian Hachette 2009) won the 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – the world’s richest portraiture competition. That’s pretty awesome-impressive!
Every kidlit festival I have attended has been a lot of fun – and each of them special in their own way. The first week of Ipswich Story Arts Festival was this year held in the Ipswich CBD, with authors staying at the Metro Motel, and sessions spread around venues in close proximity, in the […]
Bundaberg East State School was very much affected by the Burnett River flooding in the wake of Cyclone Oswald. Many classrooms were inundated and the school grounds and play areas were covered in mud. There is still a lot of work to be done, and lots of enthusiastic people who are stepping up to do […]
1. Via email… Thanks to the lovely Dee White for sharing this pic, taken at the Little Bookroom in Carlton. Always a delight to see my Muddy book on the shelves. :)
Author visits to schools are great fun! At a recent visit to St Johns in Bundaberg we; Dramatised ‘This is the Mud!’ (Prep/Yr1) Wrote shape poems (Yr2/3) Wrote haiku (Yr4/5) And performed poetry (Yr6/7) .
I loved hearing about the fun that the Pre-prep student at Bundaberg Christian College had after reading ‘This is the Mud!’ recently. Thanks for sharing! We put paint onto foam letters and matched them to the letters on our sheets and then had another look at ‘This is the Mud’ book, at the mess the […]
I admit it. I love to hear if people enjoy my books. It is both immensely satisfying and buzzingly good. It’s exciting! And some tweets are worth sharing. Thank-you Edwirinia – and 2y/o. xx
Excitement! For some time I’ve been wanting an simple kids’ game on my site, linked with my books. …………….Dum der dah… *Drum roll and pause for effect*
It’s possible that THIS is why I wrote ‘This is the Mud!’. I just thought I’d tell you that a Pyjama Angel working with a young boy who she has visited now for nearly 12 months loves ‘This is the Mud’. She has had a lot of problems getting him interested in reading and finding a story […]