Have you seen Duck? He’s yellow and raggedy. He smells like a blanket. He feels soft and woolly. And he’s also the subject of a very sweet board book about companionship.
Author Archives: Katrina Whelen
Of course, it’s ridiculous to associate the festive season with snow in Australia. And yet, so many Christmas traditions – from carols and decorations to the food we eat – are suited to a much chillier climate. You may be sweating over the roast turkey on Christmas Day but we have just the book to[.....]
I’m always a sucker for books and movies that depict my hometown (Melbourne) – there’s something appealing about seeing places and landmarks that you know well through an artist’s or writer’s eyes.
How do I choose books to review? Various ways – I keep my finger on the pulse with the latest from various publishers. I also have favourite authors and illustrators and follow what they’re up to, and sometimes it’s simply a case of spotting a book that immediately captures my eye. But I’m also influenced[.....]