So Wrong is one of the best books of 2016 !

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 […]




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December 7, 2016

A little TV time for So Wrong!!

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 […]




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July 21, 2016

So Wrong arrives!

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 18, 2016

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

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 24, 2016

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Bear Make Den story time at the Little Bookroom in Melbourne

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 4, 2016

‘Blown away’ by Bear Make Den

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 24, 2016

Bear Make Den out now!

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 12, 2016

More photos from my Pig Dude launches

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 8, 2015

Kicking Goals for Readers

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 28, 2015