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Hi everyone ...what a buzz it was to see so many of you at the Mildura festival.

I also performed as a special guest at (and helped judge) the NSW Bush Poetry Championships recently up at the Hunter Valley... congratulations to winners Terry regan and Claire Reynolds.

Mildura 2009 The Big Book of Kids Verse

My big news is the release of my NEW BOOK of over 600 poems - designed for Aussie kids to enjoy and recite.

I am so thrilled with this new book. I have never had so much fun compiling a boo in my life!'


The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids is the most comprehensive, authoritative and definitive book of poetry ever published in Australia for children. In this wonderfully eclectic collection the famous rub shoulders with schoolyard rhymes, alphabets and nonsense verse.

Here old favourites, that have been loved for generations, sit side by side an impressive selection of modern verse that kids will enjoy reading, reciting, laughing at, acting out and hearing, again and again.

There are poems to delight and develop every child's sense of humour; poems to inspire and stretch every child's imagination, verses to provoke a sense of wonder in every child; playground verses that have been handed down over countless years; and the largest collection of nonsense verse ever assembled.

All in all over 600 of the best verses for children in the English language have been especially chosen for Aussie kids. Unashamedly the emphasis is on Australian history and heritage - from Banjo Paterson and C J Dennis right down to Max Fatchen and Colin Thiel - but Hilaire Belloc, Rudyard Kipling, Spike Milligan and Robert Louis Stevenson are never far away.

There is a VERY special deal for mailorder customers from now until Christmas. The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids PLUS the Book of Australian Popular Rhymed Verse for just $50 !!!! postage paid!

Our other big Christmas special is The ABC Book Of Australian Country Music PLUS a copy of Australian Drinking Stories for just $40 Postage paid!

Plans for Tamworth Festival are well under way and we will be announcing the line up for the Tamworth shows SOON.

Take care and pace yourselves!

To order your special Christmas books - click here

Check out Stone the Crows Festival - held at Wagga Wagga - Every Easter



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