K-1 Literacy Pack Well Underway

Containing ideas, activites and games, the pack is well on the way to completion. Books can be such a great source for learning, and A Big Blue Boat is perfect for this. To assist teachers of the K-1 year levels (also referred to a R-1 or F-1), I am creating this pack filled with Literacy […]

New Illustrations

The first sequel to A Big Blue Boat is coming closer to fruition. In this new rhythmic, rhyming story, what ocean living animals will a big blue boat and her captain see? This morning, Lesley sent a couple of photos through and I just have to give you a small peek of a section from […]

Dear Earth

DEAR EARTH Author: Isabel Otter Illustrator: Clara Anganuzzi Publisher: Little Tiger Press Year: 2020 I found this beautiful picture book the other day. Being an author who writes picture books about sailing, loves anything to do with the sea, and wants to see our world saved, the title and exquisite imagery on the cover drew me in. […]

Library Visits

Walcha, Laurieton, Port Maquarie & Wauchope Libraries Visiting the libraries of Walcha, Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope this week has been so much fun. Thank you Cassie, Penny, and your fellow librarians for welcoming me to your libraries. I look forward to returning when the A Big Blue Boat sequel is ready. Thank you parents […]

If I Had A Big Blue Boat

It’s difficult to find boat stories that are written for little girls that aren’t based on dreams or imagination. ‘If I had a Big Blue Boat’ by Susan James Fry is an oldie, and based upon the imagination of a young lass. Beautiful, bright colourful illustrations bring to life the child’s dream of what she […]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

GREAT FOR THE EARLY READER Author:             Bill Martin Jr Illustrator:         Eric Carle Picture Puffin;  1st edition (2 November 2021) ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ is one of my all – time favourite children’s picture books. When I taught, it was always a hit with the 5 to 6 year olds. It’s rhythm […]

Big Blue Boat Potato Prints 2
Big Blue Boat Potato Prints 1
Make A Paper Plate Boat
Sequel’s First Illustration

This morning, Lesley sent me photographs of the first completed illustrations for our first sequel to A Big Blue Boat. The images are bringing the book to life beautifully. This is such an exciting time.