A new Illustrated children’s book
Meet Fiona, the animal-loving kid who dreams BIG! Join Fiona as she journeys across Australia to meet the most famous animals from down under, only mega-sized! Great gift for fans of dinosaurs and nature or really for any young Aussie interested in our native wildlife.
Purchase Now $18.00 + $2.00 postage Australia wide.
Move over Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Diana and Jemma have created a new children’s book called ‘Fiona for Fauna,’ which is super fun and overflows with larger-than-life animals that inspire the respect they deserve in the minds of the local Aussie humans.
Who remembers the wallaby that jumped over the Sydney harbour Bridge last summer? Motorists were astonished to see the wallaby on its way to the green grass of Sydney’s Botanical gardens.
So this amazing kangaroo became the first page and inspiration for our book Fiona for Fauna. Over? Across? These can be slippery concepts sometimes, so Fiona imagines the wallaby jumping OVER the bridge, not across!
What tremendous fun! A giant kangaroo jumping so high and being so big that the cars and buildings and humans are tiny!
Fiona’s ideas became an irresistible poem written by Jemma – modern Aussie animals at megafauna size, creating a different awareness and acceptance of them for Fiona and her friends. On every page, she visits a variety of iconic creatures in each state of Australia.
I’m super proud to announce ‘Fiona for Fauna’ as my debut into the world of creative writing! Not many fourteen year olds get to see a book they wrote in print so I’m very excited to have the opportunity to show you mine.
My mum first told me about the idea she had for ‘Fiona for Fauna’ last year. By that time she’d already drawn some sketches for the book and had made plans for a poem to go with them.
As writing a book has been a dream of mine since I was eight years old, I immediately wanted to write the poem and Mum was more than happy to let me do just that! A fan for life of all things flora and fauna, I adore the concept, the characters and the message in Fiona for Fauna and I really hope you do to. Enjoy with some children today!
I have always been mad about our native animals and love that many of them are willing to interact with us, even in our cities where their habitats are so compromised. Having for example, a possum, a wallaby, a cockatoo or magpie as your wild animal friend is a truly remarkable experience.
Fiona didn’t ‘arrive’ as a central character until Jemma had enthusiastically taken my ideas and suggested doing a sleepover with the koalas in the poem.
Many of the ideas evolved out of our discussions about each animal and its environment; the idea of two animals for each of the eight states of Australia was also a serendipitous event.
The main thing I hoped to achieve with my lovely watercolour and pencil pictures was a vibrant portrayal of acceptance and co-existence between humans and animals and perhaps to show that if our modern day fauna was as big as mega fauna of old, then we would simply have to give them more respect!
Sturdy kid-friendly paperback.
36 pages packed with unique Aussie fauna at MEGAFAUNA size!
Suitable for young audience ~ ages 3 ~ 8 and beyond!
Gift message & signed copies available on request.
Get yours now for Au $18.00 + $2.00 postage Australia wide.
Trade/ retail & multiple sales:
Au $10.80 per copy ~ box of 6 = Au $64.80/ box of 12 = Au $129.60
plus freight $14.55 parcel post bag
Au $18.00 RRP
Please email email@example.com or text Diana 0432 845561 for further details.
Proudly printed in Australia
Workshop and book launch enquiries ~ email or text Diana ~ get a free copy of Fiona for Fauna for your booking!
1: Juvenile Fiction/ Animals/ General JUV002010
2: Juvenile Fiction/ Science and Nature/ Environment JUV029020
3: Juvenile Fiction/Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures JUV002060
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