Mem Fox is one of the giants of children's literature in Australia. Two of my favourites are Possum Magic (started her career) and Time For Bed. Look at the illustration in Possum Magic - don't you just love Grandma Poss's house slippers!
|Time For Bed|
|Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy|
Mr McGee by Pamela Allen is so much fun. Mr McGee lives under a tree and is always getting into trouble. There are many other books in which Mr McGee appears - eg Mr McGee and the Biting Flea. Another great book for rhyming. Bertie and the Bear is also worth hunting down.
Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool was only published last year and was a birth gift for Ginger. It is the story of a single tree through all the seasons. Beautiful language and illustrations.
And finally a counting book - don't you love those roosters - The Hilton Hen House by Jo Hinchcliffe. Just a lot of fun.
|The Hilton Hen House|
At our recent lifeline bookfair DH and I got a little carried away and ended up with a duplicate copy of One Woolly Wombat by Rod Trinca and Kerry Argent. So if you would like to enter to win a secondhand copy (the cover is a little worn but the contents are perfect) of this counting book for your child, grandchild or future child, please leave your name in the comments and perhaps tell me what your favourite picture book was as a child - or one your children enjoy now. I will post anywhere in the world. I will draw the winner next Wednesday (just be aware Australia is ahead of the rest of the world - your morning is our evening).