"The reason I create books and the thing I enjoy most about it are one in the same," Tania says, "Engagement. Watching kids fall into the story and image. Eliciting a reaction. A realisation. A connection. Or just sheer enjoyment."
Tania loves children's picture books most of all. "I probably read as many picture books each day as the average pre-schooler, and I get just as much joy from them," she says. "Picture books are a sensory feast".
'Mamie' Book Launch
Tania's newest picture book, Mamie, is itself a feast for the senses. Tania will launch her book on Sunday, November 25 at the beautiful Carrick Hill Estate, Adelaide. Carrick Hill Estate is a grand historic property located at the foot of the Adelaide Hills in the suburb of Springfield. There will be a fanciful garden party on the Estate's Cypress Terrace (between the visitor entrance and the house) to celebrate the launch of Mamie.
Children are encouraged to come dressed as fairies, elves or gum nut/gum-blossom characters, and they will also have the opportunity to meet some beautiful bush fairy dolls, and even Mamie herself!
"There is nothing—NOTHING!—more rewarding than a child sitting wide-eyed through a book, then uttering that magical word: 'again'."