Moments with Mimi

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I am an Australian author of a children's picture book series. Please enjoy a visit to my website at where you can find out about the books, myself, Kieron Pratt, the very talented illustrator of the books, competitions for children and much more...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

'A Little Bird Told Me' Exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre

What a fabulous time at the Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra where I was able to exhibit all the paintings that formed the pages of the book, 'A Little Bird Told Me'!
Opening night was a special occasion with lots of people in attendance including a visit from the lovely artist, Lindy Longhurst.
It was wonderful to see all the paintings on show and there were many positive comments from those who came to see them. 'Beautiful' was a description that came up many times. 'Gorgeous colours and designs' and 'I find this area of story and painting magic and pretty to soul and eye' were just two of the comments. I felt very privileged throughout the three week event which also included a holiday workshop.
I was also honoured to sign lots of copies of the book. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Belconnen Arts Centre and to all those who made the event such a success!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In my letterbox

I had a wonderful surprise when I opened my letterbox yesterday! A lot of lovely letters from some of the children at Namadji School (one of the schools I visited during Book Week).
Thank you to all the children who sent me the letters and drawings - I really love them! And a big thank you to your teacher, too.
I'm glad you like the books and Poppy's song. I can't wait to see your entries for the colouring competition.

Love to you all  from Mimi.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Week presentation at Brindabella Christian College

Book Week

What a fantastic time spent in Canberra talking to hundreds of lovely children about how books are made featuring the Poppy books and A Little Bird Told Me.
The children made my visits such a pleasure; asking interesting and sometimes very insightful questions. A great big thank you to the staff of the schools and especially the librarians who were so supportive and helpful!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Feed the birds..."

30 rainbow lorikeets, 2 galahs and 6 crimson rosellas all at the same time yesterday! The birds are loving it. A king parrot ate out of my hand for the first time, too.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Poppy's creation

There were so many birds at our place but too far away to enjoy them properly, so clever Poppy set up this bird feeder. The parrots that come to get a little bite to eat include rosellas of all kinds, king parrots, lorikeets
and occasionally a wattle bird or two. They are still rather timid but I hope one day to post a photo of this tree full of some of the colourful birds that come to visit.