Dads and ‘The Lion in our Living Room’
It has been a wonderful experience meeting so many fathers and witnessing their response to The Lion in our Living Room; a book that celebrates fathers, their involvement with their children, the games they play, and the quiet moments spent together. The mighty lion is of course, really dad. Many fathers can relate to the…
The Importance of Illustration in Picture Books
This was a guest post that I shared with Readilearn, a wonderful online site that provides teaching resources for the first three years of school. readilearn: The importance of illustrations in Picture Books – A guest post by Emma Middleton This week I have great pleasure in introducing you to Emma Middleton who is here…
Mother’s Day and The Bear in our Backyard
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, and a recently released picture book that celebrates mothers, I put pen to paper on why I feel picture books make extra special gifts. There are many reasons why picture books can make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but two are particularly close to my heart. Firstly, stories…
Symbolism, Picture Books and The Dream Bird
Symbolism has always played a huge role in literature and art and continues to contribute to the depth and significance of children’s picture books. I would like to share some of my thoughts behind the symbols and colours that I chose in illustrating Aleesah Darlison’s beautiful bedtime story, The Dream Bird. Firstly, I…
Kids Book Review – Interview
Emma was recently interviewed by Kids Book Review. To see the interview please visit here.
The Inspiring, Insightful and Entertaining Janeen Brian.
Janeen Brian’s enthusiasm for children’s literature is contagious. Today I had the pleasure of meeting Janeen at the Noosa Library, as part of the First 5 Forever program. The large crowd of children were engrossed with her fun-filled story, “I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.” Together the children got to, “sniff and snuff about… shake about the…