Poetry for the Planet
Poetry for the Planet: Showcases the work of ninety-seven poets from Australia and New Zealand, edited by Julia Kaylock and Denise O'Hagan.
My poem, Bowerbird Blues is on page 88 of this 'anthology of imagined futures'.
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?’
Release date: 1st March 2022
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.
'The Cat Thief' YouTube trailer
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.
Splash Slither Squawk
‘Delighted to have some poems in this anthology’.
Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency
Connecting Authors and Illustrators, with young minds
‘Delighted to be an author represented by this agency.’
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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' 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.