Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

First experiences with Maisy

First experiences with Maisy

The first time I took my son to the cinema, aged three, he cried when the lights went down, shrieked when the advertisements came on (is it just me, or do they play the ads with the sound turned up to extra-loud?) and then, when the movie actually started, sat transfixed.

The Dark – nothing to be afraid of

The Dark – nothing to be afraid of

I’m in my forties and sometimes I’m still afraid of the dark – the midnight dash out to the rubbish bin or the alarming night-time screech of possums in the fruit trees by my desk window can still make me jump. On the other hand, I love gazing at the stars on a perfect summer’s[.....]

The Incredible Book Eating Boy comes to life

The Incredible Book Eating Boy comes to life

Oliver Jeffers has the rare talent for writing the most perfect children’s stories – filled with humour, the odd life lesson, and a touch of melancholy – as well as painting the most incredible illustrations to go with them. With all this superbness going on, it’s hardly surprising that bringing one of his best-loved stories[.....]

Mums say the strangest things

Mums say the strangest things

I spent most of my childhood wondering what my Nanna meant when she said “Six of one….” and left it there. I now know that the saying is ‘Six of one, half a dozen of the other’, meaning that there is no difference between two things. But looking back, my Nanna seemed to say this[.....]

Win one of three Silver Cross Surf 2 prams valued at $999 each in our April competition!

Win one of three Silver Cross Surf 2 prams valued at $999 each in our April competition!

We know how much our readers love the opportunity to win a pram, so it stands to reason that there will be triple the amount of love for our April competition – we’re giving readers the chance to win one of three Silver Cross Surf 2 prams valued at $999 each!

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