Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

Have you seen ‘Duck’?

Have you seen ‘Duck’?

Have you seen Duck? He’s yellow and raggedy. He smells like a blanket. He feels soft and woolly. And he’s also the subject of a very sweet board book about companionship.

This Christmas you need Snow

This Christmas you need Snow

Of course, it’s ridiculous to associate the festive season with snow in Australia. And yet, so many Christmas traditions – from carols and decorations to the food we eat – are suited to a much chillier climate. You may be sweating over the roast turkey on Christmas Day but we have just the book to[.....]

Quick! Help find Santa’s pants!

Quick! Help find Santa’s pants!

Quick! The hunt is on to find Santa’s pants before Christmas!

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

I’m always a sucker for books and movies that depict my hometown (Melbourne) – there’s something appealing about seeing places and landmarks that you know well through an artist’s or writer’s eyes.

Gaston – it’s all about family

Gaston – it’s all about family

How do I choose books to review? Various ways – I keep my finger on the pulse with the latest from various publishers. I also have favourite authors and illustrators and follow what they’re up to, and sometimes it’s simply a case of spotting a book that immediately captures my eye. But I’m also influenced[.....]

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