Magic and the Moon: Teaching Notes for The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Rabbit’s Magician is a beautiful, poignant story of comfort during a time of loss. Author, Shae Millward, was inspired by The Law of Conservation of Energy –a fundamental law of nature. This law states: energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change from one form into another. It is a READ MORE

Behind the Scenes: Illustration Process of The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Are you ready for a show? We have a special presentation to show you! The supremely talented illustrator and film maker, Andy Fackrell (along with the beautiful language from Shae Millward), has put together a ‘making of’ video showing early illustration sketches and the transformative magic that went into this enlightening book READ MORE

Blooming Paper Flowers – Magical Science Experiment by Shae Millward

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This fun and easy experiment is a STEM/STEAM activity. The Rabbit’s Magician contains themes of science and magic, so here we have a science demonstration that looks like magic! In the story, flowers remind Ziggy of his beloved magician, The Amazing Albertino, who would make beautiful bouquets magically appear, surprising and delighting READ MORE

In Conversation with the Spectacular Shae Millward and the Amazing Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is with great delight to welcome back Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell to provide more insights into the making of their moving picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Thank you! Shae and Andy, congratulations on the release of your heart-rending, yet heart-warmingly comforting picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Where did the inspiration READ MORE

#BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician by Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician, Shae Millward (author), Andy Fackrell (illus.), Ford Street Publishing, August 2022, ISBN 9781922696076 Blurb: Ziggy’s beloved magician has performed an amazing disappearing trick. But just where is The Amazing Albertino? Ziggy waits. And waits some more. Has something gone wrong with the trick? Review: How can a book READ MORE

What’s the Trick to WINNING The Rabbit’s Magician?

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr *** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** What is your favourite magic trick? The Rabbit’s Magician is a heartachingly beautiful and comforting tale that turns grief into a magical kind of energy – love, friendship and wonder. Author Shae Millward, together with illustrator Andy Fackrell, astound with their evocative story that entrances readers READ MORE

The Magical Magnificence of Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We are in awe of the spectacular talents of these creators! It is with great delight to learn about the wonders of author, Shae Millward, and illustrator, Andy Fackrell, as they surprise and enlighten us with their new picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician. With deep and heart-rending layers of meaning and concepts READ MORE

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 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

Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE