Children's Picture Book Author,
Kathy Littlemore
Bringing Aussie Culture to Kids

Children's picture book author, Kathy Littlemore created ABC Bunyip, the three eyed monster that has kids devouring and giggling their way through page after page, as a way to unlock the secrets of Aussie culture for migrant children and help them gain that very important sense of belonging.

Thongs...Casual Footwear

Keep an eye out for the green and gold thongs for explanations of words that may be unfamiliar to you. If I have missed any, be sure to contact me.

Australia's national colours are green and gold.

Can't Wait to Start Reading?

If you simply can't wait to start reading ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp, head straight on over to Bad Bunyip Bookshop where you can buy a signed copy of this awesome children's picture book. Then come back and explore the rest of this website.

Welcome to the Community

Did you know that more than one in four Australians were born overseas? So you are not alone, if you are finding things just a wee bit strange in your new home. Everything is new and strange and it can feel overwhelming. Children's picture books are great places to find out more about your new home.

Weird & Wonderful

You are in the right place to learn more about the weird and wonderful ways of Australians. Whether you have just arrived or have been here a while, you will find delicious facts and tasty morsels of information tucked away in children's picture books.

Different

There are new Sounds.  You may have never heard the sound of surf crashing on an Aussie beach before, kookaburras laughing or the distinctive Aussie accent.

There are new Sounds.  You may have never heard the sound of surf crashing on an Aussie beach before, kookaburras laughing or the distinctive Aussie accent.

The Smell of eucalyptus leaves and the the smell of the salt air at the beach are unique.

Have you ever scrunched up your toes and felt soft green grass between them?

Aussies are born with peculiar tastebuds and are raised on a black, salty, yeast extract called Vegemite. It is an acquired taste. Vegemite is not something you spread thick on your toast like jam. The trick is to smear it sparingly of your toast and you will soon be having a party in your mouth. Soon you too will be happy little Vegemites.

The Same

No doubt you miss your home and your friends. Maybe you feel a bit sad and lonely?

ABC Bunyip, the main character in the picture book ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp, is sad and lonely too. His family have lived in the Big Black Boogie Swamp forever. ABC Bunyip is worried that he will have to leave his home...the first bad bunyip to ever leave!

What are they talking about?

The hardest thing of all is the Australian version of the English language. You can speak perfect English and still not understand what an Australian is saying! Or why they behave the way they do.

These are are very reasons that ABC Bunyip came into being...a children's picture book series especially to help you understand Australians!

In the Right Place

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions and you will know for sure that you are in the right place to learn about Aussie culture while indulging in spectacular children's picture books.

Are you a kid looking for a good read from a favourite children's picture book author and a fun place to hang out?

Have you moved to a new place that doesn't quite feel like home yet?

Are you a parent or grandparent worried about how your child or grandchild is fitting in?

Are you a parent or grandparent looking to bond with your youngsters?

Are you a teacher or librarian looking for  new children's picture book authors to encourage your pupils to love reading?

Do you work with migrants and refugees and want to help them understand the culture they now live in?

Are you a children's picture book author wondering how your wonderful words can help change someone's life?

Are you a writer who wants to hang out with other writers?

Where to Next?

Click on the picture above to learn more about the characters.

Click on the picture above to find some fun activities.

Click on the picture above if you want to ask a question.

Click on the picture above if you want to know more about me.

I am looking forward to spending time with you as you explore Aussie culture through my children's picture books.
Best wishes
Kathy xx

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