Jul 22

Who’s In The Grass Is Travelling to Uganda

Over the next few months our book Who’s In The Grass Is travelling to Uganda.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the second most populous landlocked country. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally equatorial climate.

Why Do We Donate Books to Uganda?

Uganda is amongst the poorest countries in the world.  English is one of the official languages and is widely spoken. It is taught in schools, but there is a severe shortage of books in both English and the local languages. In 2012 85,034 books were donated to Uganda by Book Aid International. and more than half of these were children’s books.

By donating Who’s In The Grass we will assist them in to their education and help by making a change in their lives.

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Jul 20

Who’s In The Grass Is In Papua New Guinea

Recently our friend Janita took a copy of our book Who’s In The Grass to Papua New Guinea and presented our book to the children. They had a special reading of the book and the children were presented with their own copy.

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Mar 12

The Grass is Geener

Who's In The Grass? book cover

Wellington Point author Alyssa Mulholland, aged nine, says her recently published lift-the-flap book Who’s In The Grass? just came out of her head.

“Alyssa literally wrote her book in 20 minutes one day while I was on the phone,” says her mother, Kerry Mulholland. “Complete with sticky notes for lift-the-flap pages.”

The book, written for children aged up to eight, asks readers to find various animals hiding in the grass, including a monkey, snake, turkey and dog.

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Jan 22

I Am In My Nan and Pop’s Newspaper – The Fraser Coast Chronicle

 

Young author Alyssa Mulholland shows her book to Fraser Coast councillor for community, cultural and family services George Seymour at the statue of Mary Poppins - a fictional character made famous by another Maryborough author P.L. Travers. 

Young author Alyssa Mulholland shows her book to Fraser Coast councillor for community, cultural and family services George Seymour at the statue of Mary Poppins – a fictional character made famous by another Maryborough author P.L. Travers. Contributed

AT THE tender age of nine, Year 3 student Alyssa Mulholland, formerly of Maryborough, has become a published author.

The youngster who was born in Maryborough, and went to the Tinana State School until 2011, now lives at Wellington Point.

Alyssa wrote a flip-the-flap book for children titled Who’s In the Grass?

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Jan 22

Alyssa starts a new chapter

YEAR 3 student Alyssa Mulholland, from Wellington Point, is ready to start a new chapter in her life and, at the tender age of nine, has become a published author.

The budding writer decided to wade into the world of publishing after reading a series of “flip the flap” books.

She liked the series so much she took a page out of her school teacher’s book and decided to write her own.

After publishing her book Darth, grade three teacher at Wellington Point State School Julieanne Wallace, encouraged her students to put pen to paper.

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Jan 22

Mummy was getting cross at Telstra on the phone

“Mummy was getting cross at Telstra on the phone and so I went to my room and started writing randomly,” says Alyssa, who will be in Year 4 at Wellington Point State School this year.

“I didn’t even think why I should write it (but) at school I’m always the person who writes the longest and I never have to do a lot of editing.”

Alyssa’s mother, Kerry Mulholland, showed the hand-written draft to her daughter’s teacher who encouraged her to self-publish the little book.

“We’ve sold 300 copies to date, mostly through the book’s website,” Ms Mulholland said.

Although Alyssa says she has some other story ideas for future books, they remain under lock and key in her secret diary until she’s ready to put pen to paper again.

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Jan 17

Did You See Who’s In The Grass in The Courier Mail?

Alyssa Jayne Mulholland

Alyssa Jayne Mulholland, 9, has not only had a children’s book published, but it has been picked up by Brisbane City Council libraries. Picture: Mark Calleja Source: The Courier-Mail

WHILE most girls her age will be playing with friends or swimming on Saturday, Alyssa Mulholland, 9, will be signing copies of her book at a shopping centre in Capalaba. 

The Wellington Point youngster has written a flip the flap book for children titled Who’s In the Grass?, which invites readers to guess which animals are hiding in various parts of a garden.

Alyssa’s clever use of repetition, sound effects, rhythm and alliteration has led Brisbane City Council to stock the book in libraries.

The idea for the book came about innocently enough about a year ago.

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Oct 17

Why Buy Your Child a Book?

Ask any parent who reads to their child, and you will discover why they buy children’s books on a regular basis. Children’s books are one of the most important tools that you can buy to cultivate your child’s inner curiosity and confidence when it comes to learning about the world around them.

According to the National Education Association and many other authorities on education, children who read at home have greater success in school. This is a “no-brainer” for many parents, which is why many families buy children’s books online and carve out time in their busy schedule to read together.

By reading children’s books like “Who’s in the Grass,” you can help your child develop key language and literacy skills at an early age. If you buy kids books online, you have the best chance at finding the right material to introduce to your family and give them the advantage of early learning. Children who are read to frequently are more likely to recognize letters in the alphabet, count to 20 or higher, write their own names, and even read or pretend to read on their own when compared to children who are not read to on a frequent basis, according to research.

The best children’s books to buy are ones that are appropriate for the reader’s age group. It is also ideal to buy kids books online that have vivid imagery and provide opportunities for sensory experiences. Books with pop-ups or flaps, like Who’s in the Grass, give children a chance to engage with the storyline and think as they go along. Stories with rhyming and lyrical phrasing can help kids learn new words and new ways of using the words they already know.

It is never too early to start reading to your child. Buy Who’s in the Grass today!