Children’s Story Picture Books
Available as Glossy Paper Book and Flip eBook Digital Download!!!
I have lots of exciting news to tell you!
Following the success of my first two children’s story picture books – Cassy’s Tale and Where is Croaky? – I am pleased to announce the creation of nine additional Australian wildlife kids books. The beautifully illustrated animal story books are educational & cute. The art work is bright & colourful. Also, my existing website – evabooks – is the imprint for all existing and further publications. I am also proud to announce, that all my books are Australian Made and Owned!
How it all began…
For those who don’t already know me, here’s a brief summary of who I am, what my children’s story picture books are about – and what makes me tick!
I live in beautiful Mission Beach in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, Australia. The tropical rain forest, it’s animals and plants, as well as the ocean, fish life and coral reef, are the inspirations for my books. I like to merge educational facts into my fictional stories, which are all written and illustrated by me. I’m originally from Germany, but now I’m a dinky-di Aussie and raised four children in paradise. My friend Sharon inspired my first book, saying: “Mission Beach needs a book about our endangered cassowaries!” That’s how Cassy’s Tale was born! If you don’t already know it, Mission Beach is one of the world’s most important cassowary habitats. Unfortunately cassowaries are a threatened and endangered species.
Cassy’s Tale is my first kids book out of my children’s story picture books series. It’s about a cassowary chick hatching from her egg in the Australian tropical rain forest. The cassowary father teaches his chick about the environment, food sources and cyclones. Thankfully, Cassy’s Tale became popular and it wasn’t long before local Information centres, book stores and newsagents were stocking the book – and selling out! (By the way, I decided that a percentage of proceeds from Cassy’s Tale would be donated to cassowary conservation groups).
Having so much fun with illustrating and writing resulted in…
The success of Cassy’s Tale inspired me to release a second book, Where is Croaky?, which is the story of a green tree frog looking for his friend. First of all, the inspiration was sparked by a funny encounter with green tree frogs. Not only were they hiding behind hanging cooking pots, in addition, it was their home. Furthermore, I experienced another really funny encounter. Heaps of green tree frogs were living inside a toilet cistern, and thus Where is Croaky? was born.
One of the joys living in the wet tropics is that we share life with some wonderful creatures!
I guess it’s difficult not to get inspired, living where we do!
It’s a great way for children to learn about our environment in which they live. Undoubtedly, they get inspired, and have the desire to care. I am having so much fun creating children’s story picture books about the Australian wildlife!!!
11 Children’s Story Picture Books so far!
- Cassy’s Tale – endangered cassowary
- Where is Croaky? – green tree frog
- Bobby the Tree Kangaroo
- Nipper the Crocodile
- Paddles the Platypus
- Shelly the Sea Turtle
- Lyssie the Butterfly – Ulysses butterfly
- Who is Laughing? – kookaburra
- Spikey’s Day Out – echidna
- Fuzzy the Koala
- Tippy the Kangaroo
I had the privilege to meet Bob Irwin at the World Cassowary Day in Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia. I told him about my kookaburra book – Who is Laughing? – which was in progress at the time. Bob Irwin suggested the kookaburra’s name “Bluey” for this bird book and thus, Bluey was born.
I have been privileged to do book readings at schools and libraries. In addition, writing and illustrating work shops at schools, as well as book signings at various places e.g. Angus & Robertson and Collins Booksellers. My first two books were listed as Bestseller for the month at Collins Booksellers. Radio interviews and newspaper articles can be checked out in the above Media tab.
Readers will now be able to purchase both existing and future books online, as Glossy Paper Book and Flip eBook Download. Check out pictures and videos on my Instagram feed below. So please keep checking in.
Thank you for your time and I hope you and your children enjoy my books and learn about our beautiful Australian wildlife.