Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
– from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to imagine as many impossible things as you like while you are here.
All this started with my clever little fig tree which grew some little figs that grew into a story that grew into a book called Ten Little Figs, which is all about counting and sharing a garden and figs with some very hungry Australian animals.
Now I have a new book called Emergency! Emergency! Vehicles to the Rescue, which is all about emergency vehicles hard at work in lots of different Australian emergency situations. As a volunteer with my local Bushfire Brigade I had lots of fun writing this book which has lots of fire trucks and water bombers and helicopters – all of which are used to help fight fires – along with lots of other emergency vehicles like jet skis, coastguard boats, drones, flying doctor planes, dinghies and of course police cars and ambulances too!
One of the best things about writing the book was learning so many fascinating facts about emergency vehicles.
Did you know that David Unaipon, an inventor and Aboriginal man from South Australia, used his knowledge of how boomerangs fly to become the first Australian to design plans for helicopters. You can find Mr Unaipon’s picture on the Australian $50 note. And did you also know the world’s first rescue of swimmers using safety equipment delivered by a drone took place in New South Wales.
Anyway wishing you lots of fun with fire trucks and figs and lots of marvellously impossible adventures in your imagination and beyond!