You can do it Joey!

You can do it Joey!                                                                     AUD$17.00

Author: Kerry Malone

Illustrator: Meaghan Thomson

Product: Paperback Picture Book

ISBN: 9780646934051

Publisher: Kerry Malone Books


Joey is a young kangaroo who wants to jump fences and play with his cousins. He’s scared and doesn’t have the confidence to jump the fence but when he doesn’t think about it over he goes.

With beautiful illustrations by Meaghan Thomson we follow Joey’s story and see him overcome his fear and have lots of fun with his cousins.

Title:  You can do it Joey!

Author:  Kerry Malone

Illustrator:  Meaghan Thomson

Genre: Picture Book

Subject:  Kangaroos, self-confidence

Reading Age:  0 - 7

ISBN: 9780646934051

Publisher:  Kerry Malone Books

Date Published:  October 2015

Pages:  32

Format:  Paperback

Dimensions:  25 x 25cm

Kerry is the author of children’s picture book You can do it Joey! which tells the story of a little kangaroo who wants to jump fences and play with his cousins.

This story was written in 2014 when Kerry and her family lived in a small village in rural NSW and kangaroos were regular visitors to their house.

Kerry’s eyes have an interesting history going back to when she was five years old and diagnosed with cataracts on both eyes. After cornea transplants in the 1990s her eyesight was brilliant! While her family were building their new home in the country in 2006 and about to leave Canberra, Kerry lost the vision in both her eyes. She was legally blind until a lot of surgery restored her vision. During this time she wrote a story about a little girl wearing her new glasses to school for the first time. Ten years on and living back in Canberra, Kerry is writing about this little girl.

Her new series of chapter books for readers aged 6 – 8 is on the way. If you are a regular at any of the libraries in Canberra or the cafes close to them you might see Kerry writing her new books.

Kerry loves to visit childcare centres, preschools and primary schools to read You can do it Joey! and chat to the children about kangaroos and how the book came about.

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