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The Wallaby is always jumping here and there. She’s so excited about life that she can’t stay still and she can’t focus for long at all! She goes in one direction, and then gets distracted and changes track; she can’t stick to her goals and she’s always late! If Wobbly Wallaby happened to be a kid in a classroom, they might even say she has ADHD.

The Absolute Bandicoot is annoyed by Wobbly Wallaby because he is the complete opposite – he can’t see anything outside the small hole he is rigidly digging, doesn’t like disturbance, and wants to stay focused on his one task. He tends to be a little rude and abrupt, which hurts the sensitive wallaby’s feelings. The bandicoot may even exist somewhere on the autistic spectrum, (not that we are giving him that label!) But these two quite different and special creatures find that they have some gifts to share with each other, and they realise in the end that they make a great team.

Kids (and adults) can easily relate to and understand the plight of these apparently neurodiverse marsupials in this fun and moving story! And as ADHD and ASD traits and diagnoses have become so prevalent in our new world, learning to understand and accept our own and others’ strengths alongside the challenges, becomes an essential part of harnessing our genius, and using our gifts to create our own unique magic – just as the wallaby and the bandicoot have done together! This book is valuable and fun not just for the neurodiverse among us, but for all big and small who love uniqueness and appreciate those who hop outside the lines!

Illustrated again by the amazing Ukrainian artist Polina Hrytskova, set in the backdrop of Kallista Forest, Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, in Australian native themes!


The Irrelevant Elephant and the Horse of Remorse!

An hilarious and delightful story for primary-school aged kids, symbolically exploring the theme of bringing both self-authenticity, and respect for others into collective situations and social engagement.

“…The day that all the trouble started
Was when elephant came to school and farted.
He farted on his classroom chair
On the very first day that he was there!
Quite loud it was, oh such a noise!
It frightened all the girls and boys.”

The Irrelevant Elephant faces a dilemma – he’s eaten a lot of vegetation, and now he really needs to fart! But the teacher and the other students at school don’t like this! How does an Irrelevant Elephant learn to be in the classroom without upsetting others, yet not hurting himself by holding in his wind all day?? Along comes the Horse of Remorse to give him some clues. In the end the Elephant finds a very creative and entertaining solution to channel his wind!

The Horse of Remorse in the book is secretly symbolising our inner conscience - that part of us that tells us right from wrong. Through connecting with the Horse of Remorse, the Irrelevant Elephant discovers a way to be in the classroom in a way that is true to himself, and beautiful for others too.

This book is guaranteed to get some quality laughs from both adult and child readers! And can provide a great resource for exploring ideas around ways one can be true to oneself while approaching collective situations with kindness, creativity and care.

The book contains a glossary of terms for the bigger words, and a thought-provoking afterward for further contemplation.

Beautifully illustrated by Polina Hrytskova of Ukraine.

Dichotomous Hippopotamus and the Half-and-Half Giraffe

A fun , illuminating and beautifully-illustrated book about a hippo who is half pink and half blue - he doesn't know which part to follow because each part wants a something different. Half-and-Half the Giraffe comes along and helps the hippo to find integration, and the way to see and make choices from his one true colour. We can say this book is for kids, but let's face it, most of us can all relate to Dichotomous! Both adults as well as kids are delighted by this story - parents and children can enjoy the Hippo's journey together. It is a flowing rhyming story, illustrated by the amazing Polina Hrytskova of Ukraine.

This is the first of a series of Children's rhyming books; there are 4 more in the pipeline, starting with "The Irrelevant Elephant and the Horse of Remorse!". All the characters in my stories are fun archetypical aspects of ourselves. Delight, engagement and insight all wrapped together into delightful, beautifully drawn stories.

Now, Dichotomous may be a new word for some of us kids, and isn't spelled how it sounds. So there is a note in the beginning on the sound and pronounciation of Dichotomous (m // Di . kot . uh . mus // - a whole, divided into two parts) Dichotomous is one of my favourite words. This story was created because everytime I heard this word, I would think of a hippopotamus. I hope it will be a fun word for kids to learn and use too!

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