A new picture book by myself and illustrator Tom Jellett is out now and it’s so nice! It features the little family in Why I Love Footy, but this time the young fella wants to tell the whole world why he absolutely loves summer. And, like the footy book, it’s got a whole lot to […]Read More New picture book out now – ready for summer!
Today is the launch day for a new picture book I’ve made with illustrator, Adam Carruthers. It’s all about family bonding and support and it’s called Family Hugs. Here’s the back cover so you can read the blurb. And, by the way, that’s a drawing Adam did of his own family having a big family […]Read More New Picture Book – Family Hugs
I’m proud to announce that Bear Make Den, which I co-wrote with my wife, Jane Godwin, and was illustrated by the ridiculously talented Andy Joyner, has been listed as a notable book in the CBCA Awards for 2017. And look, Bear is delighted too.Read More Bear make long list for Childrens Book Council of Australia awards 2017
Thanks Book Chook. So happy!! And the review says: ‘Kids who like subversive humour will grab this book with glee. It has all the prerequisites: a magazine-style format, goofy sketches, a pre-occupation with poo, sarcasm, and patches of terrible spelling. What more could a reader want? Perfect for reluctant readers 10+ or anyone who wants […]Read More So Wrong is one of the best books of 2016 !
Look Mums, we’re on TV! Channel 9’s Kids WB to be precise, with the wonderful Lauren Phillips and Shane Crawford! And the whole idea was to talk about our new book, So Wrong! Here’s how the filming went, starting backstage … Here’s Mitey Mikey waiting for the big moment. He almost forgot to put this […]Read More A little TV time for So Wrong!!
The first reviews of So Wrong are starting to appear and here’s one of the best! Book reviewer, author and blogger, Dee White says … “What I like about this book apart from its non-stop entertainment value is that it offers achievable reading goals for kids who are reluctant to pick up a book. They can read […]Read More A fantastic review of So Wrong!
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.Read More So Wrong arrives!
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 […]Read More New So Wrong Website
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… […]Read More So Wrong Sneak Peek: The Parental Attitude Adjuster