Articles by Katrina Whelen

  1. The power of imagination is just over Suri’s Wall

    A picture book that truly transports you to another place, whether real or imagined, means that the author and illustrator are doing their job. So when a story about story-telling comes along, meshing places that may very well exist, as well as showing you places

  2. Hii-Yaah! The Worm Who Knew Karate

    There’s so much information available about children and ‘resilience’. Quite honestly, I’m a bit tired of the term, although I appreciate the sentiment. I don’t talk to my kids about resilience per se, but I do emphasise the importance of being a ‘problem solver’. And

  3. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

    Hang around parenting social media sites for a while and you’re bound to notice one particular topic that gets people really riled – gender stereotyping. Marketing teams behind some brands of clothes, toys, books and even food, feel the need to distinguish between what’s created

  4. Willy Wonka – the musical

    After wishing really hard and crossing everything to make the wish come true, Matilda the Musical came to Australia. Now I’m channelling all my wishes for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The New Musical, to do the same.