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Cicada Sing Song

‘My new picture book, Cicada Sing Song, illustrated by Katrin Dreiling, published by Little Steps Publishing.’

‘The cicadas are above ground at last. This will be the loudest sing song ever. Who knew that cicadas could rap?’

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Release date: 1st March 2022

Teacher Notes

Click the Download PDF button above to view/download the Teacher Notes for Pat's new book.

The Cat Thief

‘Delighted to introduce my new picture book, The Cat Thief, illustrated by Liz Duthie, published by Little Pink Dog Books.’

Olive would love to own a pet cat but her plan to steal one doesn’t seem to be working. Olive has another idea. Will she finally find the cat of her dreams? A humorous picture book for young children up to eight years. The book includes some intertextuality which will amuse adults reading the book out loud. Cheeky, fun illustrations encapsulate Olive’s unfortunate efforts as a cat thief.

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'The Cat Thief' YouTube trailer

Gargoyle's Garden

Gargoyles come in all shapes and forms. They live at the top of old buildings. They have a spout in their mouth which takes the rainwater away from the sides of the buildings so they don't get damaged.

But this gargoyle is bored. He wants to find a friendly garden to live in. One night, the moon beams down on Gargoyle.

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Splash Slither Squawk

‘Delighted to have some poems in this anthology’.

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Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency

Connecting Authors and Illustrators, with young minds

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‘Delighted to be an author represented by this agency.’

Pat Simmons

Formed in 2011, Creative Kids Tales has grown to become a highly respected name within the children’s writing industry. We continue to build on our exemplary reputation, by expanding our services through the Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency.

Our handpicked, experienced professionals will entertain and inspire those attending your next literary event. Audience members will be transported into the creative world through engaging story-telling and educational content that will reveal the magic that lies within the written word.

Whether booking for a school, preschool, library, festival or conference, our team are committed to finding the perfect match for your event.

Pat Simmons' speaker profile:

My Latest Book ‘George’

I’m delighted to introduce you to my latest book ‘George,’ beautifully illustrated by Katrin Dreiling and published by Little Steps Publishing.

Join George and his family on a crazy chase through the town.

Will they catch this cheeky bulldog?

George cover

Written by Pat Simmons

Illustrated by Katrin Dreiling

Published by Little Steps Publishing
(April 2019)


'George' YouTube trailer

My Latest Book ‘Little Spiral’

I’m delighted to introduce my new picture book, ‘Little Spiral’ illustrated by Patrick Shirvington and published by Little Steps Publishing.

I so enjoyed using haiku-style poetry interspersed with rhyme to bring Little Spiral’s journey to life.

Little Spiral cover

Written by Pat Simmons

Illustrated by Patrick Shirvington

Published by Little Steps Publishing
(September 2018)


‘Ziggy’s Zoo’

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Written by Pat Simmons

Illustrated by Vicky Pratt

Published by Little Pink Dog Books

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Was Launched

When: Saturday July 7th, 2018 at 11am

Where: Harry Hartog Bookshop Miranda

Ziggy's Zoo YouTube trailer

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52 Twisted Tales

My book ‘52 Twisted Tales’ can be ordered by contacting me directly.

Cost is $10.00 which includes postage within Australia.