The Book Cow has been fortunate to have known Amelia from our very first few weeks of operation and her book My Bird, Bertie was the first book launch we held.
Here are her books and a little more about her...
You thought you knew what happened in the classic rhyme?? Well not really. In this rollicking, action-packed, never-before-retold story you will find out... WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.
The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is on a ravenous rampage and the town's animals are going missing! Meanwhile, Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep... it's not looking good.
It's up to Mary and her little lamb to track down the Old Lady, but will she find Bo Peep's sheep in time?
A zany picture book about Ted, Ned and Fred, Fred's dog, Jed, and Fred's fish, Zed.
A darkly comic story about a pet in peril that pays homage to classic picture books such as Fish Out of Water, from an exciting creative team working together for the first time
When Ray realises he is a drawing of a chicken he panics! Can he hatch a plan to get out of the book? Luckily, his plucky, clucky friend Janine is there to help. A hilarious tale of flying the coopand discovering home.
A funny, silly, story of finding out who you are, and learning to love who you are, and where you are even if you might have been a bit mistaken on the way.
Riding in the car with my bird, Bertie. Riding in the car, just Bertie and me.
The contented couple find that twos company and threes a crowd when giggling Gertie gets on board... then Jiggy Jack and Silly Billy too! Come along for a ride that gets sillier and noisier and cramped and crowded as more and more passengers join in what was once a relaxing drive round town.
A tale so tall you will pinch yourself. Get set for one shell of a story, as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws!
Amelia talks about her new picture book, MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, a funny rhyming nursery rhyme mashup and retelling!
James Bond has nothing up against this thriller mystery...
Amelia grew up in Melbourne and spent her early adult life in four different countries and four States of Australia. She has finally come to a stop in Canberra, where she spends her days writing kids' books, staring out the window thinking about kids' books, and occasionally just plain staring out the window.
When she's not writing, thinking or staring, Amelia likes helping people and playing with slime; an unusual combination that made her old job doing ultrasounds perfect for her. But because she loves picture books so much, she now writes full-time and just plays with dish soap once or twice a week. She also enjoys yoga and snorkelling but not at the same time because that's really hard.
Amelia's favourite vegetable is potato and she has a penchant for it in all cooked forms. She also has three kids, two hermit crabs and a husband.
Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal. Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari. Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.
We acknowledge to the traditional owners and custodians of the land we work and live on, the Ngunnawal people, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging. We value their continuing contribution and the contribution of other First Nations peoples to the life and culture of our city and country.
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