‘Out past the shallows, past the sandy-bottomed bays, comes the dark water – black and cold and roaring.’
‘Every night when the clock strikes 8, dad pipes up, ‘off to bed before it’s too late.’
Follow Hayden and his dad on their bedtime adventures
When one takes a week off to watch tennis they also take the time to read a novel about tennis of course. Well The Harper Effect isn’t just about tennis, it explores family dynamics, friendship, dreams, ambition, determination and love.
One of the first things I thought about when reading this book is that my mum is going to be horrified when she reads my review, she hates the F word…the Fart word…it is one of her least favourite words. But then I realised she also has a sense of humor and she might overlook her least favourite words…maybe.
I don’t normally do this but I have to be honest with my readers, I just couldn’t read this book…Yep you heard me right, I tried and tried and I juggled my way through the first couple of chapters. I wanted to enjoy reading about those ghosts…
I have been reading Pamela Allen books for as long as I can remember, her picture books are amazing and she is a favourite author of many Australian children and adults. Her books are engaging and sometimes funny, with familiar titles such as Who Sank the Boat? The Mr McGee books, and the popular (and very funny) Belinda. The newest addition to her collection, A Bag and a Bird features familiar places to children who live in Australia or have visited Sydney.
New reviews coming soon…
I was very excited to attend the book launch – or as the wonderful host said to the children – the book birthday of I Just Ate My Friend. I love being able to support Australian authors, whether it by purchasing their books or in this case attending my first book launch. The first thing I did was purchase myself the book and the staff asked if I would like it signed…Yes Please! I was delighted to have a quick chat with the author Heidi McKinnon, who is incredibly humble, lovely to speak to and will delight us with another book in the future…although she is not sure what it will be about yet.