Activities with The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs

There’s so much to learn and engage in with the themes delivered in The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs and Alicia Rogerson. For children, how often do they participate in local postal services, such as sending and receiving letters and parcels, and visiting the Post Office? What do they know about different delivery options, READ MORE

#BookReview: The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs and Alicia Rogerson

#BookReview The Post Office Pup, Marg Gibbs (author), Alicia Rogerson (illus.), M J Gibbs, June 2021. Set in author Marg Gibbs’ local Mapleton community, The Post Office Pup is a delightfully told story of Shilo, the Post Office’s Cocker Spaniel, and his postal mission to sniff out some goodies from the delivery van each day. READ MORE

In Conversation with Marg Gibbs and Alicia Rogerson on The Post Office Pup

Congratulations on the release of the adorable, The Post Office Pup! Marg, this sweet story was inspired by the real life Shilo from your local Mapleton Post Office. What can you tell us about him and the research that went into creating this tale? MG: Shilo is 11 years old, so perhaps not a young READ MORE

Inspiring A Very Mapleton Christmas by Marg Gibbs

Marg Gibbs, author of Arriving Home, with Mapleton Art, the eight artists is delighted to announce a companion story featuring Maggie Magpie Goose and Eric Echidna. Released in time for Christmas, and for families who love Australian animals, A Very Mapleton Christmas has a festive feel to the cover with its natural bush bunting and extra READ MORE

A Poetic Delight: Marg Gibbs and Margeaux Davis on Goose at the Gate

Goose at the Gate: Poems for Children, is a blended whimsical, magical, tender, playful and adventurous collection of delightfully endearing poems, dedicated to Marg Gibbs‘ grandchildren, and written for children of all ages, far and wide. With her own beautiful collages, and combined with the delicious watercolour illustrations of Margeaux Davis, the pair deliver a READ MORE

Jasper’s Jumbled up Words Learning Language Tasks

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of speech and language development, confidence and family support in Marg Gibbs’ and Emma Stuart’s picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, today we will be focusing on practising saying, identifying and playing with words with the help of a supportive carer. Children will be able to understand READ MORE

Focus on Language Development: Tips for Caregivers by Marg Gibbs

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 We thank Marg Gibbs for providing some solid tips and background information for caregivers on the development of language and speech in young children. Her picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, is a wonderful sounding board for understanding the emotions associated with learning this new skill, and is also a beautiful READ MORE

In Conversation with Marg Gibbs on Jasper’s Jumbled up Words

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 It’s a pleasure to speak with Marg Gibbs, about a topic that stemmed from experiences close to her heart – her grand children and their journey with language and speech, and how this led to the publication of her endearing and uplifting picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words. Lovely to talk READ MORE

#BookReview: Jasper’s Jumbled up Words by Marg Gibbs and Emma Stuart

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, Marg Gibbs (author), Emma Stuart (illus.), M J Gibbs Publisher, July 2020.   Blurb: Jasper’s Jumbled up Words is a gentle story about a young boy who wants to be understood. ‘In Jasper’s head strange sounds bubble, but in his mouth the words get caught and READ MORE

Unjumble Jasper’s Jumbled up Words for a Chance to WIN!

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2  A bit of fun to inspire language! Do you have a little one in your life, like Jasper, who is inspired by the gift of language and speech to express their thoughts and wishes, or someone who might benefit from a heart-warming family story that gives them the courage and confidence READ MORE