Tag: childrens books

Can I Pat That Dog?

When my son was a five-year-old, I gave a talk at his child care centre called, Can I Pat That Dog? I based it on a book of the same title written by Susan McLaine. And though it’s over ten years since that visit and my “little boy” now towers over me, I still highly recommend the book.

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The Gorilla Hunters by RM Ballantyne

There were old tea chests in a spare room at my grandparents’ house. In them, my younger brother and I found 78 RPM records, Film Fun Annuals and Biggles books that had belonged to our dad. But for the 10-year-old me, the greatest treasure was a mint copy of The Gorilla Hunters by R.M. Ballantyne. 

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My First Book

To celebrate International Literacy Day 2017, Penguin Books Australia asked on Facebook, What is the first book you remember reading? I don’t remember mine, but it must have been a Sooty or Joe 90 Annual – I still have Sooty (handed down to my son), but sadly Joe 90 went AWOL long ago.

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