When the Moon is a Smile
Illustrated by Amy Calautti
Daisy Lane Publishing
“Don’t go, Daddy!”
It’s the plea that tugs at the heart of every loving father whose child no longer shares his everyday life due to a relationship breakdown.
For a young child, accepting how things have changed once parents live apart can be difficult.
When ‘Daddy time’ is occasional instead of constant, saying goodbye for now can be the hardest part of spending time together.
In this gentle story about the special bond between a little girl and her father, the fun of sharing a day imagining everyday activities into extraordinary adventures turns to sadness when it is time for him to leave.
Tears turn to acceptance with the promise that Daddy will soon return — and there is a special way to know when that will be.
What makes a friend special?
Join Koala and a delightful menagerie of Ausralian creatures to celebrate the many ways in which friends brighten our days.
Playing the clown to turn frowns into smiles…caring and sharing…sticking around in sunshine and storms.
Life wouldn’t be the same without Friends. The book is available here.
True Blue Amigos (Illustrated by Barrie Smith)
ISBN 9780987505453 Wild Eyed Press
A lively rhyming tale about a kangaroo called Blue and her little friend Pedro who travel around Australia looking for a place to call home. Their exciting Aussie adventure sees them snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, sing at the Opera House, dance a crocodile rock, surf in Perth and more. Visit Wild Eyed Press for details of where to buy this colourful picture book.
Nan says God hears. How can he if he has no ears, and without a tongue how can he speak to anyone? A child asks and a mother answers in this rhyming picture book which introduces young children to the idea of a higher being that does not live in a house with roof, walls and locking doors. “For God’s house is the world we share and God is in it everywhere.”
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Sea Song Publications
A young elephant is on his way home from school alone when a tiger stops and offers him a lift. Will Jimbo remember his mother’s warnings – or go with Tim? The ‘stranger danger’ message presented in a lively, entertaining, non-threatening way for young children.
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