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
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!!
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!
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
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 […]Read More Bear Make Den story time at the Little Bookroom in Melbourne
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!