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Three Children’s Authors who inspire me

January 17, 2018

Dog Quote: ‘The road to my heart is paved with paw prints’

 

Word of the week: Independent; 1) free from outside control; not subject to another's authority. “the dog is certainly independent now”. ie free thinking, maverick. 2) not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence. “she was more independent when it came to feeding the dog”. Self-reliant, self-sufficient.

 

Mem Fox is brilliant. Her words are a blend of beautiful complex humorous simplicity. A fellow Pisces as well, wahoo! Possum Magic of course made its way to my eyeballs and made special place in my heart not only with the words but with the pictures bringing the words off the page ready to eat them all up and ask for seconds!

 

 

May Gibbs, The Gumnut Series is so special in many ways. I have faint memories of being at my Grandparents, Arthur and Muriel Watson, and having an actual Gumnut Tree in the front yard where my sister and I scooted up and down the driveway collecting the Gumnuts and we would  imagine that Snugglepot and Cuddlepie would appear and have fun with us as we rolled along. Grandma Muriel would read the books to us before bed, sending us off to a peaceful sleep ready for the next day of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roald Dahl filled my early school years of school when I was able to choose books to read for myself I would always choose something from his crazy collection. The BFG was my favourite, with Sophie being the savior of the day preventing the ‘chiddler' eating giants from taking them away in the middle of the night. The BFG is such a gentle calm giant that helps along the way. The jumbled up words in the Giants vocabulary was wonderfully engaging to read. The Twits, Mr. and Mrs. Twit always playing tricks and pranks on each other like sticking the furniture to the ceiling, all of which got my imagination going about what could be done in my household, although I followed through on.

 

Who are your favourite Childrens Authors?

 

Thank you for reading, Join me next time,

 

xox Bec Mc

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