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
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!
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
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 […]Read More Something big is coming soon and I couldn’t be more excited!
I’m so thrilled to see Why I Love Footy on the CBCA 2016 Notables list in the Picture Book of the Year category. Yay!Read More Why I Love … the CBCA Notables List
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!Read More ‘Blown away’ by Bear Make Den
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 […]Read More Bear Make Den out now!
Hey Teachers! Hi. I’ve just added a very nice (and free) Teacher’s Activity Pack for Pig Dude, right here http://michaelwagner.com.au/free-downloads/free-teachers-notes. There are five pages of Art, Design, Science and English activities – a lot of which are suitable for very young primary school kids. Go get ’em guys!Read More New Teacher’s Activity Pack for Pig Dude