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Susan is an author, canine behaviourist, and a storyteller. She lives with her family and dogs, in particular, Rocky the Border collie and Stella, the blind dog. She spends her time blogging, writing and illustrating; training and counselling dogs and being bossed around by the family cat, Speed Bump Charlie and his sidekick, Furball (see Dogs in Space).
Susan travelled around the world twice before she was seven years old. It seemed only fitting that the wonderful events she experienced and the places she visited on these journeys be recorded for history. Thus, her story telling skills began. Firstly, to Rupert Bear, her lifelong companion, and then to a host of imaginary friends and finally to her pet dog once the family finally set down roots in Australia.
Susan is passionate about children's literature and wants to inspire children to be better people and encourage them to follow their dreams. She runs workshops for children teaching them how to form the wonders of their imaginations into stories.
Susan lives in a small country town where there are more kangaroos than people. She shares her country property with four dogs, three cats, three rescue guinea pigs and a very large fish and her patient husband. More about her adventures are reflected in Clarence the Snake from Dunolly.
L. S. Lynn
on Oct. 15, 2015 :
Cute and simple, just what kids need. Clarence himself embodies everything a child would be: curious, insistent, full of mistakes, and not good at listening to his mother. However, I do believe therein lies a lesson or two for children, which should be a must! The illustrations are adorable as well.
The inconsistency of Clarence's 'ssss' was a little bothersome for an adult reader, but I don't think children would notice. In fact, I can see most of them trying to imitate poor Clarence!
I thought this was an adorable read and I think kids really would get a kick out of it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 29, 2015 :
A new Susan Day is always a treat, and although this one is very different from the dog-related books we've come to expect from this author, it is certainly no disappointment. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventures of Clarence, which were related with wit, charm and sympathy. A nice introduction to the various wildlife to be found around the Dunolly area, and I was particularly pleased to see snakes receiving a friendly treatment.
With charming line-drawings to set off each story, this book is bound to be a favourite with the children.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
on July 14, 2015 :
A great collection of short stories about a snake name Clarence. He is a cute snake who most little kids would love in my opinion. I would recommend to anyone who has kids.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 01, 2015 :
A really good collection of stories. Some stories are better than others, but the whole book is enjoyable. The stories are all very imaginative, and the author has a great writing style.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)