Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

Let’s count the reasons we love Hugo

Let’s count the reasons we love Hugo

At first glance, the delightful pastel watercolour illustrations and the funny little story about a boy named Hugo, belie this book’s deeper and very important message. Which of course is why it’s such a fantastic book.

A new edition of an old favourite – Kusama’s ‘Alice’

A new edition of an old favourite – Kusama’s ‘Alice’

Okay, I’ll admit it. I very often buy ‘kids books’ for myself. Case in point, a new edition of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Go to Sleep, Jessie!

Go to Sleep, Jessie!

When my three boys were younger, they all slept in the same bedroom – much to the amazement of many people we knew. Other parents would often ask if the baby woke the older boys during the night. It never happened. The baby would cry, I’d feed and change him, and the other two would[…..]

This bear has had enough – say Goodnight Already!

This bear has had enough – say Goodnight Already!

Sometimes you’re desperate to go to sleep (okay, I’m always desperate to go to sleep). Sometimes there are little things that stop you getting to sleep (like toddlers). And you wonder how it is that your three-year-old had no energy to walk around the supermarket and yet at 9pm, is out of bed, ready to[…..]

Before After – a book about philosophy, nature and more

Before After – a book about philosophy, nature and more

Junior philosophers, start your engines. Budding biologists, you can also start your engines. And if you’ve ever pondered the question, ‘What came first, the chicken or the egg?’, then you should start your engines as well. This is the book for you.

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