‘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 24, 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 12, 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 8, 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 28, 2015

Pig Dude launches


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I’ve been having so much fun on a little tour to launch my latest book, Pig Dude: He Can Do ANYTHING! All up I’m visiting six of my favourite schools and giving them a free 45 min talk which ends with a book launch, something many kids have never seen. At the end of the session, a few […]




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November 25, 2015

Check out this snappy little video


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Earlier this year a couple of other footy-loving authors (Felice Arena and Adrian Beck) and myself put together a theatre show about the joys of both football and reading. And just to make sure we were fully prepared for the big event we went through our paces with a solid backyard training run. As you can see […]




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October 7, 2015

New Teacher’s Activity Pack for Pig Dude


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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!  




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September 19, 2015

Pig Dude reviews


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My brand new book, Pig Dude, is getting lots of lovely reviews, but none more lovely than this… http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/2015/09/pig-dude-he-can-do-anything.html?spref=tw  




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September 5, 2015

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Out of the Box


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It’s time I let you all know that this little guy is about to get out of the box. And, for me as an author, that’s going to impact all sorts of things. To find out more, have a look here.




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July 26, 2015