Author Archives: Katrina Whelen

All the bits of the natural world in Nature Anatomy

All the bits of the natural world in Nature Anatomy

My children have a natural curiosity about living things that pushes me to seek the best science books for kids and I recently discovered one that combines science with breathtakingly beautiful graphic design.

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants – a picture book antidote for anxious kids

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants – a picture book antidote for anxious kids

One of my sons is a worrier by nature. He stresses over things that seem trivial to others. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him “Don’t worry about it!”. Of course, simply telling him to stop didn’t solve whatever he was worrying about and in fact only made him[…..]

Come meet children’s author David Walliams in Melbourne!

Come meet children’s author David Walliams in Melbourne!

  There are a handful of authors who have achieved the perfect balance with stories that are all at once funny, a bit naughty, and are underpinned with a deeper message. Roald Dahl did it and David Walliams is doing it now.

Art for Baby

Art for Baby

No need to make iconic art for babies ‘simple’ – just publish it in a board book format.

A Dog Day

A Dog Day

When my children were little, our daily walk to the shops would take us by a small playground. Sometimes we stopped for a play but other days, when dinner was pressing or my baby needed a sleep, we didn’t. Regardless, my son would sit in the pram and pump his little legs with excitement when[…..]

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