So Wrong arrives!

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It’s a big day at Song Wrong HQ and Billy Goat Books with the arrival of So Wrong book one. Many thousands of them!! Gulp! You can order a signed copy of So Wrong from www.michaelwagner.com.au. And you can join the So Wrong Book Club here.




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June 18th, 2016

New So Wrong Website

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Oh boy, this is BIG! Along with my new book, So Wrong, I’ve been secretly working with my friend, Wayne Bryant, on the So Wrong website, which contains its own So Wrong Book Club. Now book clubs might not be your thing, but this one’s different. This is the where you’re guaranteed to be wrong […]




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June 14th, 2016

So Wrong Sneak Peek: The Parental Attitude Adjuster

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So Wrong is coming soon and it’ll have lots of strange, random things in it, like this weird ad for the Parental Attitude Adjuster. Actually, it’s two ads. Here’s the first…   That’s not the whole ad, but you get the idea. And then, towards the end of the book, there’s an extra ad that looks like this… […]




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June 7th, 2016

Something big is coming soon and I couldn’t be more excited!

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I’ve been working on a book called So Wrong with artists Wayne Bryant for ages now and I’m super excited to say it’s almost here. Because it’s 192 pages long it looks like a normal novel, but it’s actually a whole bunch of weird things all thrown together, like short stories, odd ads (for things […]




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May 24th, 2016

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Bear Make Den story time at the Little Bookroom in Melbourne

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Jane and I had so much fun at the Little Bookroom this morning. We read Bear Make Den at a Teddy Bear’s picnic-inspired storytime. There were lots of children and lots of bears, and the event was co-ordinated and run by the best sport in the children’s book world, Leesa Lambert. Thanks Leesa and everyone who […]




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March 4th, 2016

‘Blown away’ by Bear Make Den

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Jeepers! Reviews like this one for Bear Make Den make me want to dance! I mean it says… ‘I’m always blown away by the deceptive simplicity of a good picture book and this creation is no exception.’ http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/2016/02/bear-make-den.html Thanks so much Buzz Words!




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February 24th, 2016

Bear Make Den out now!

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A book about this big guy is in shops now. It’s called Bear Make Den and you can read all about it here. It’s the first book I’ve ever co-authored – I wrote it with my wife, Jane Godwin. She is VEEERY patient. And she looks like this… And the drawings were done by Andrew Joyner, who […]




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February 12th, 2016

More photos from my Pig Dude launches

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I do love reading Pig Dude to kids. I act like a bit of a goose, but no one seems to mind. Here are a few snaps from Tucker Road Primary School. I turned the lights off so everyone could see the screen better, which made the pics are a bit dark, but I think you […]




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December 8th, 2015

Kicking Goals for Readers

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Earlier this year I had an incredibly fun time doing a theatrical kind of show with a couple of other footy-loving authors. The other guys were Adrian Beck (Kick it to Nick) and Felice Arena (Specky Magee). It was so much fun I thought I’d share a few photos.   The Umpire Dance Adrian belting […]




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November 28th, 2015