Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

Pass it on with Telephone

Pass it on with Telephone

Hey, this book is tops, pass it on…

Things that make me happy? This book.

Things that make me happy? This book.

Things that make me happy: the colour yellow, swimming pools, the smell of baking bread, dewy mornings, pumpkin roasted until it’s caramel-burnt, fresh sheets, Mint Slices and an hour spent in a book shop. I could go on but the point is that sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the best.

Flip, flap, we’re going on safari

Flip, flap, we’re going on safari

Although I have no memory for critical things (everything I learnt in year 12 chemistry, important birthdays, which days my kids have sport at school), I do have great capacity for recalling random details – such as all the books I’ve ever owned. I was recently reminded of a particular childhood book when I saw[.....]

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.

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