From The Sunday Age, 19th May 2013.
From The Age, 16 May 2013.
From The Age, 14th May, 2013.
‘Lazy Daisy, Busy Lizzie’ - the super-charming, rhyming picture book for young children that my partner, Mary Ellen Jordan, and I created a while back, has been published in the US (with a slightly different title - ‘Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie’) to smashing reviews (below).
“The rhyming text will be easy to learn, and audiences will enjoy watching the ever-so-slightly goofy animals act up… .A good addition to the fractious-farm-animals genre, and a fine bedtime story to boot.” Kirkus Reviews
“The cheerful, rhyming text is very basic with just a couple of lines per page, making this a good choice for a quick read-aloud and an accessible option for beginning readers… .Kids will request this book again and again, and their grown-ups won’t mind a bit.” School Library Journal
“With half-lidded eyes, quirky accessories, and sometimes menacing stares, Weldon’s animals could easily be neighbors to a farm run by Gary Larsen… .readers out to look forward to a return visit to this one-of-a-kind farm.” Publishers Weekly
I didn’t even know there was a ‘fractious-farm-animals genre’, but it seems we may have now contributed a seminal work. I’m not sure what ‘Kirkus Review’ IS, but having seen it quoted on books my entire reading life I’m well-chuffed.
If you’d like to buy the book it’s widely available online and in the real world. It can also be found at the publisher’s websites.
In Australia: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=791
Or in America: http://www.albertwhitman.com/content.cfm/bookdetails/Lazy-Daisy-Crankie-Frankie
From The Age, April 2013.
From The Sunday Age, 5th May 2013.
Friends - this is why you haven’t seen me in a while…
One for Anzac Day. In The Age yesterday, 25th April 2013.
Homecooked Comics Festival - ‘Draw! Draw FASTER!
Hi all This Sunday (28th April) I’m taking part in the fun-sounding ‘Draw! Draw FASTER!’ as part of the Homecooked Comics Festival at the Northcote Town Hall (http://www.facebook.com/events/528582280534078). Intrepid drawers Michael Camilleri, Sarah Howell and I will be up on stage at 1pm and again at 3.30pm, quickly drawing crazy comic panels to the suggestions shouted out by the audience. And it’s game show. I think. Anyway it sounds like heaps ‘o’ fun and you should totally come on down.