Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

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[.....]

Shh! We Have a Plan

Shh! We Have a Plan

I was thrilled when I discovered Chris Haughton’s first book, A Bit Lost. It was (and still is) the perfect blend of drama and laughs. Haughton’s illustrations also stood out from the bunch – original, expressive and with a restricted use of colour that is exceptionally clever.

A Bird in the Hand: a Bob Graham Retrospective

A Bird in the Hand: a Bob Graham Retrospective

You’d be hard-pressed to find a library that doesn’t include the work of Bob Graham. His stories are charming and his illustrations have a gentleness that is instantly recognisable.

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