Once upon a time in England there was a Kiwi girl. She was unsatisfied with her job peeling onions at a factory in Norfolk and yearned for a better life where she could harness her untapped artistic potential and unleash all her pent up rhymes. One day when she realized she had no tears left to cry for the onions she packed up and moved to Spain, fell in love with a handsome Systems Administrator, had two kids, became a children's author and lived happily ever after.
What inspires your writing?
My kids provide an endless source of material for picture books. The way they react to different things lets me know what is important in their world and those things become important to my books too.
What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
I love the flexible timetable. It's also very creative, but not in an exhausting way, as some creative professions can be. It's really as intense or laid back as you want it to be.
MUMMY NATURE series – nurturing children's curiosity.
Each book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme. These books are intended for very young children including toddlers and will give them just a glimpse into some of the wonders of the natural world. Illustrated for maximum vibrancy and visual impact, using rhyme to engage young minds and encourage participation. Read the rhymes to your children and soon they will be reading them to you!
The narrator is a small child and keen observer who tells us in short rhyming phrases everything she thinks we should know, and all about the magical things she sees around her. Sometimes she is camouflaged in the long grass and other times she has to climb a tree to get a better look.
Books in the series:
BEES LIKE FLOWERS.
Mummy Nature Series – nurturing children's curiosity.
Book 1 - Meet Bacteria!
Book 2 - Bees Like Flowers.
Book 3 - Travelling Seeds.
LEVEL: Preschool - 6yrs.
An ideal resource for the home or classroom. Each book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme.
BOOK 2 in the MUMMY NATURE series of children's books. Watch our happy, helpful friend the Honey Bee, always so busy and buzzy and find out why bees and flowers are such good friends. Illustrations using vivid colours include many real flower species which children may recognise from their garden or have seen growing in the wild, 3 of them are named at the end of the book too. LEVEL: 1 - 6 yrs
Children's painted ABC book. Captivate and cultivate the imagination while teaching the letters from A to Z. Curious kids can take a trip through the alphabet stopping to see amazing asteroids and big-bellied bats, to row down a rainbow river and meet a yellow yak along the way!