Fluff-Filled Fun: Educational Activities for Belly Button Fluff

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 In Belly Button Fluff, Scarlett Von Scruff’s inquisitive nature leads her on a courageous, fun- and fluff-filled adventure in and around her town, meeting a diverse range of people and animals, and their belly buttons! This quirky, curious and colourful tale written and illustrated by Dave Atze encourages readers to embark on READ MORE

Let’s Talk about Belly Button Fluff with Dave Atze

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Dave Atze is back with some more fluff-filled goodness to share! Like, how his character, Scarlett Von Scruff, was developed; what he, himself, collects; and what hidden gems can be found in his newest picture book, Belly Button Fluff! It’s fluff time! 🙂 Congratulations on the release of your adorably icky READ MORE

How Belly Button Fluff Came to Life: Article by Dave Atze

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 We just LOVE finding out how illustrations and stories come to life, and fortunately for us, Dave Atze can reveal BOTH, because yes, he is BOTH the author AND illustrator of his latest new, adorably icky picture book, Belly Button Fluff! Let’s discover more about the process of creating the ‘fluff’! READ MORE

#BookReview: Belly Button Fluff by Dave Atze

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview: Belly Button Fluff, Dave Atze (author, illus.), Big Sky Publishing, September 2021. Blurb: A super-cute, icky adventure brimming with curiosity and fun. Scarlett Von Scruff is a little girl who loves to collect weird stuff. Now she’s discovered something fluffy, soft and a little bit smelly in Dad’s belly button READ MORE

Want to Collect Belly Button Fluff? It’s your Chance to WIN!

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 What’s your weird obsession? Belly Button Fluff is a fun and quirky story about a little girl with a habit of collecting weird stuff, including her latest obsession with belly button fluff! This icky yet adorable book, exuberantly written and illustrated by the talented Dave Atze, is brimming with curiosity and READ MORE

#BookReview: I Wonder by Allison Paterson and Nancy Bevington

#iwonder #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview:I Wonder, Allison Paterson (author), Nancy Bevington (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, August 2021. Blurb: The little wooden boat has been left behind in the sand dunes. Odd things pass it by, tumbling and floating into the ocean – a chip packet, a takeaway cup and a plastic bag. The little wooden boat READ MORE

Home is Within: Educational Activities

In Home, a young Sudeten German girl and her family are expelled from their home and forced to give up their belongings and their freedom, until they eventually find a safe passage across the seas to Australia. This poignant, uplifting and hopeful story by Karen Hendriks, combined with the hauntingly evocative illustrations by Alisa Knatko, READ MORE

Let’s Talk about Home – Interview with Karen Hendriks

Karen Hendriks reveals what ‘Home’ really means to her in this fascinating and inspiring interview about the book and the link to her family’s past. Thanks, Karen! 🙂 Karen, congratulations on the release of your heart-rending, poignant picture book, Home! Briefly, tell us what this story is about. War ends, yet its dark shadow remains. READ MORE

#BookReview: Home by Karen Hendriks and Alisa Knatko

#BookReview: Home, Karen Hendriks (author), Alisa Knatko (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, July 2021. Blurb: War ends, yet its dark shadow remains. A family is forced to flee their home. As they journey through hunger, long cold nights, and homelessness, a heart locket whispers words of hope. And a country that’s far away, calls for those READ MORE

A Family Connection to HOME – Article by Karen Hendriks

My new picture book HOME was inspired by my family heritage. While writing Home and researching facts and history I discovered more about my family heritage then I could ever imagine. I had always felt that there was a deep sadness inside my Oma from the loss of her family home in Wunschendorf, Czechoslovakia. She READ MORE