Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

The Amazing A to Z Thing (it really is amazing)

The Amazing A to Z Thing (it really is amazing)

How many amazing themes can you pack into one picture book?

Put the beat in our feet with Alex Papps

Put the beat in our feet with Alex Papps

I was at the movies one night with a friend and we spied Alex Papps in the crowd. My friend sighed and said “He’s my favourite presenter on Play School.” Moments later we both burst out laughing, realising that 10 years ago spotting Alex Papps would have prompted some reminiscing about Home and Away.

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo!

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo!

I’m never going to listen to Helen Reddy’s anthem to woman-power in the same way again.

A Baby For Loving

A Baby For Loving

My first two children are just fourteen months apart – the eldest  probably has no memory of a time when his brother wasn’t there. The gap between my second and third children is almost two years and I recall someone saying to my son “Aren’t you lucky to have a new baby?!” and his gruff[.....]

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

When it comes to bathtime, I reckon kids fall into one of two categories – either love it or hate it. My kids are in the ‘love it’ group and could happily while away hours turning ‘pruney’ in the bath. I know other kids who run shrieking as soon as they hear the water running[.....]

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