Mem Fox (Author)

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Mem Fox (Photo credit: Kinga Balint 2013)

Photo credit: Kinga Balint 2013

Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.

Mem's books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty ChairA Giraffe in the Bath and most recently Baby Bedtime. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

 

'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.'  Sunday Age

 

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Book Cover: A Giraffe in the Bath
A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile?\r\nGiraffe in the Bath is a rollicking picture book for children by multi-award-winning children's author Mem Fox and Oliva Rawson, with wonderful, giggle-inducing illustrations by Kerry Argent.
A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile?\r\nGiraffe in the Bath is a rollicking picture book for children by multi-award-winning children's author Mem Fox and Oliva Rawson, with wonderful, giggle-inducing illustrations by Kerry Argent.
Published: 01/08/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143502371
Book Cover:  Baby Bedtime
This enchanting read-aloud story combines the talents of Australia's premier picture-book writer, Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?, and acclaimed illustrator Emma Quay, creator of Rudie Nudie and Not a Cloud in the Sky
This enchanting read-aloud story combines the talents of Australia's premier picture-book writer, Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?, and acclaimed illustrator Emma Quay, creator of Rudie Nudie and Not a Cloud in the Sky
Published: 24/06/2015
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780143506898
Book Cover:  Baby Bedtime
A classic bedtime story for the very young, this tale of love and elephants by Mem Fox and Emma Quay is a must-have picture book for every Australian household.
A classic bedtime story for the very young, this tale of love and elephants by Mem Fox and Emma Quay is a must-have picture book for every Australian household.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075195
Book Cover:  Giraffe In The Bath, A

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile ?

What makes you laugh? This very funny picture book suggests increasingly silly and hilarious possibilities. Lots of fun for every reader, with wonderful, giggle-inducing illustrations by Kerry Argent.

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile ?

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Published: 29/03/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072132
Book Cover:  Green Sheep Buggy Book

A small buggy book with keyring adapted from the picture book Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, featuring simplified text for babies.

A small buggy book with keyring adapted from the picture book Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, featuring simplified text for babies.

Published: 27/09/2010
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780143504610

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07 Apr 2016
Cloudstreet 25th Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Cloudstreet, Tim Winton’s sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. However it may never have been published had it not been for the stranger who chased after Tim with the manuscript he’d left it on a bus in Rome. Since it was first published by McPhee Gribble on 1 April 1991 Tim Winton’s award-winning novel has been reimagined as a successful play, a major TV mini-series and now an opera.

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