Moments with Mimi

Welcome to my blog site.
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...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A competition just for facebook and blog followers!
Just tell us in ONE, TWO or THREE WORDS what you think of the Poppybooks website.
The competition closes on Monday the 4th of July. All you need to do is write your answer in the comment thread at the bottom of this blog.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Poppybooks is on Facebook!

Hi everyone,
Sorry I haven't been in touch for so long. I have been working on some very big changes to Poppy books.
By way of preparation, poppybooks has joined facebook so that over the next few months we can keep you informed as significant things happen and of course provide a forum for anyone who would like to make comments.
Please feel free to visit at:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter.

I hope the Easter bunny has been to your house too. I must admit I love chocolate. Do you?

It seems my holidays are often spent with grandchildren and these holidays have been no exception. I was able to take 4 of my grandchildren to the circus on Saturday. It has been years since I have been to the circus and we all had a great time. The kids all said it was awesome and there was even one moment when we thought an acrobat was going to fall from a wheel at the top of the tent. Everyone gasped and held their breath - very scary! But he regained his balance and was OK.

It has also been a very long time since I've been to the Sydney Easter Show but maybe this year I will get there. There are still a few days left.

I do hope you are enjoying your holidays.
Don't forget to send in your entries to the new colouring competition on the website.
We have already received some fantastic entries and as always it is my job is to collect them from the letterbox - a job I love to do! It's a pleasure to find the beautiful pictures you have created!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A special offer from Maureen

When Maureen realised that I had mentioned her in my blog she said she would like to make you a special offer. If Circus Olympia comes to your town and you go along, just take your ticket to the stand where she sells glow toys, introduce yourself to her, mention Poppy Books or Mimi King and you will receive a free glow stick!
Thankyou Maureen!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A special visitor

I have been very lucky to have a special friend staying at my house this past week.
Maureen works with Circus Olympia which is currently showing in Melbourne. As you can see from the photo, she works with some beautiful fantail pigeons.
The animals have been really missing Maureen while she has been away. One of the miniature horses has even been trying to climb into her caravan to look for her.
If you would like to see a little bit more about Circus Olympia you can go to

Friday, January 7, 2011

Recording Poppy books

Happy New Year

I wonder if your holidays have been as busy as mine?
The last of my family leaves today and the big cleanup begins - lots of washing and cleaning little hand prints off windows. But what a fun-filled time we have had!
In amongst all the eating and playing Poppy books were never far from my mind and I managed to persuade some family members to start some recordings for downloadable Poppy books so that you will be able to purchase the books straight from the website for your iphones etc.
I am very excited...!