Author(s): Sean Farrar
Have you ever found a magpie in your soup whose wings have started to droop? Or what about that big black snake who's hiding in your cake? Ever been 'denied' by a rude cockatoo in your loo? There's a Magpie in My Soup takes children and parents on a rollicking, rhyming journey with some crazy Aussie animals that pop up in the most unexpected of places around the house. The first in the There's a...series by author Sean Farrar, this book celebrates our Australian animals in a light-hearted, easy to read format. The next title in the series There's a Koala in My Kitchen will be released in 2017.
Sean Farrar is a freelance writer whose journey to become a published children's book author has been inspired by plenty of life experience, international travel and his favourite role as a parent. Growing up in a creative writing environment fostered strongly by his father, Sean developed a great love for the likes of special poets such as Kenneth Slessor and Robert Frost. His recent role as reading group leader at his daughter's school has created an appreciation for introducing children to the love of reading through fun and relatable (or perhaps far-fetched) experiences. There's a Magpie in My Soup was inspired by the backyard antics of Sean's local magpie population and their love of his bird bath. It gives new life to some great Aussie animals sure to loom large in a child's imagination.