Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE

The Illustration Process for Solo Dan with Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Don’t you find the book illustration process fascinating? We do, and we’re enthralled by Kym Langfield‘s video where she explains each step of the process from observations to rough sketches to watercolours and text placement. She even has a secret knack to help her process move quickly and seamlessly… illustrators, you’ll READ MORE

A Place to Belong: Behind the Book Article by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Teena Raffa-Mulligan‘s description here, of both her family history and her journey to publication are as touching and meaningful as the story itself. Solo Dan refused to be forgotten. As Teena’s manuscript bounced from publisher to publisher, it eventually found its forever home. How fitting! Hope you fall in love with READ MORE

#BookReview: Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Solo Dan, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Kym Langfield (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, November 2020. Synopsis: A warm-hearted picture book that highlights the importance of family connections for young readers. Solo Dan, written by multi-published WA author Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by debut Victorian illustrator Kym Langfield, is filled with warmth as READ MORE

A Family Favourite! Your Chance to WIN Solo Dan!

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Share a favourite family tradition for a CHANCE to WIN Solo Dan!  ***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Solo Dan is a heart-warming, uplifting and engaging story of family connection, acceptance and belonging. One that truly pulls on the heartstrings! For your CHANCE to WIN this beautiful picture book, we’d love for you to answer the READ MORE

Connecting with Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield on ‘Solo Dan’

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 It’s always a thrill and a delight to be a part of the launch journey of one of our favourite regulars; multi-published author, Teena Raffa-Mulligan! This November, she, and debut illustrator, Kym Langfield, are celebrating the release of their heart-warming picture book, Solo Dan! What an honour to have them both here READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Fiona Merrin on My Mum’s A Pillow

We are thrilled to welcome Fiona Merrin to the blog to talk about her recent picture book release, My Mum’s a Pillow. This is an encouraging story about seeing and valuing people for who they are, and not what they look like. It’s about reaching out to others who may have their own ‘rocks in READ MORE

Book Review: The Bad Bassinis, by Clair Hume and Tom Jellett

The Bad Bassinis, Clair Hume and Tom Jellett, Scholastic, 2020   From the publisher: The Bassinis were BIG. The Bassinis were BURLY. And those BIG, BURLY Bassinis . . . were BAD. The Bassinis are the baddest dogs in town–that is, until they come across Pipsqueak!   Parenting changes you. When I was a kid, READ MORE

#BookReview: Rain Shaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Cheri Hughes

#rainshaker #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 #BookReview: Rain Shaker, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Cheri Hughes (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, October 2020. Blurb: When Erin finds a snow-shaker she embarks on a magical journey of possibility. In a world of droughts and floods where water won’t behave, Erin’s imagination shakes things up and shows her she can help READ MORE

Heavens Above! It’s the Rain Shaker #BookGiveaway!

#rainshaker #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 We’re opening up the heavens for the Rain Shaker #BookGiveaway! **COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Rain Shaker is a whimsical story with a strong environmental message on drought and the awareness of climate change, empowering its readers to engage in action and experience the joy of caring for our living world. For your READ MORE