Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

A cooking story to be savoured

A cooking story to be savoured

The ingredients for a wonderful story? Two girls, one cup of words, one cup of pictures, a dash of ideas, a pinch of imagination, two dollops of merriment and lots of butter.

The alphabet gets the Oliver Jeffers treatment

The alphabet gets the Oliver Jeffers treatment

Seriously, the man is a picture-book genius.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

My nephew loves nothing more than digging holes. My sister-in-law no longer fights it and instead has resigned herself to a backyard full of trenches, mounds of dirt and holes of various depths. There’s something inherently satisfying in digging (with or without purpose) and at some stage, most kids begin digging a hole with the[.....]

Undies will always make kids laugh

Undies will always make kids laugh

Why do kids put undies on their head? It’s something I’ve asked myself on more than one occasion and I have more than one photo of my kids wearing undies as a hat to prove it!

Howzat! An international story for little cricket fans

Howzat! An international story for little cricket fans

When I noticed that my eight-year-old son had barely moved an inch from his position in front of a telecast of a cricket test match last summer, I concluded that his deep interest must be ‘nature’, not ‘nurture’.

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