Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Frances Mackay!

One clever author. Two universally appealing themes. Three, four and five-year-olds captivated by this tail-wagging adventure through the numbers from one to ten. Author and educator Frances Mackay delights with dogs aplenty and counting practise in her newest picture book, Dogs; A Counting and Comparing Book. Each page is a colourful, rhyming romp of playful fun, adding on pups, one by one! Complemented with an activity book, let the tails begin!

Thank you, Frances, for sharing your adorable learning fun with us! 🙂

About the Author

Frances Mackay is a Tasmanian teacher, education writer and
children’s author.
“I taught for 20 years in Australia and the UK. I have over 90 educational books published and now enjoy writing children’s books. I especially love writing books that are fun as well as educational.”

Visit Frances Mackay at her website: www.francesmackay.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

Dogs: A Counting and Comparing Book can be purchased here.

WHO wrote, illustrated and published this book?

Frances Mackay

WHAT is it about?

It’s a counting to 10 picture book all about dogs. It also includes comparing such as tall and short, big and small, happy and sad.

What is your favourite part of this book?

I love the pages about the dog’s ears!

WHEN did you begin writing this book?

November 2023.

When is its release / launch date?

March 2024.

WHERE did the inspiration for this book come from?

I love dogs and I’d wanted to do a picture book about dogs for some time.

And counting is such a fun thing to do for little ones.

WHY is this book meaningful to you?

We have always had dogs, but sadly we don’t have one at the moment – so I enjoyed writing it and seeing the illustrations. It brought back happy memories of times with my own dogs.

Why would its message resonate with readers?

Everyone loves dogs!

HOW do you feel about the illustrations / cover design? How do they convey the feeling or mood you envisioned?

I love the illustrations! I wanted kids to laugh and enjoy themselves while learning at the same time – and I think the illustrations are perfect.

How have you promoted this book and how can we find it?

The free ebook is available from 5-7 March 24.

The Amazon link is https://mybook.to/dogscountingbook

My website page is: https://www.francesmackay.com/dogs-counting-book

The book has an accompanying 64-page activity book. Please find it here.

Thanks so much, Frances! What an adorably fun and educational way for little ones to enjoy counting! Congratulations on its release! 🙂

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