Tag: Children’s books

If I Were a Piggy I’d Sing Piggy Wiggy Wiggy Wiggy Woo!


So here’s a nice surprise.  The Once Upon a Christmas anthology from Christmas Press Picture Books, which features yours truly, is counted among the best 25 Christmas childrens’ books over at Childrens’ Books Daily.

A magical Christmas mix of stories, poems, memoirs and illustrations from some of Australia’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators. From the funny to the ghostly, fantasy to adventure, from peace and love to action and the unexpected, from recipes to carols, whether you dip in or devour, read aloud or read under the covers, there’s something in this beautiful lavish book for everyone to enjoy.


Which is a lovely thing to say, and I of course agree completely.  😉



Those Crazy French


There’s something about the word ‘French’ when it’s seen near a description of something art or entertainment based.  There’s a certain Gallic way of looking at a subject which is just.. different to the way I would.  And wouldn’t you know it, this even applied to children’s books!

Allow me to introduce terrifying French children’s books!

‘Rabbit’s Revenge’

I don’t think it ends well.


‘The Silent Child’

I think she’s silent because some Carrie-style stuff is about to go down.



‘My First Nightmare’

“Now child, there will be a time you shall be frightened of the dark. Those fears are wholly justified….”