Author of the ABC Bunyip Books
G’Day and Welcome!
Kathy Littlemore, author of the ABC Bunyip series and ABC Bunyip himself, Australia's favourite three eyed monster, have joined forces to unlock the secrets to our weirdo Aussie culture.
Ssshhh... It's Secret!!!
Hello. My name is Kathy Littlemore. I am an author, reader, world explorer and stay at home Mum to two spoilt Dalmatian dogs.
My friend ABC Bunyip is Australia’s favourite monster and expert on Aussie culture.
I reckon people should read more books, especially picture books, connect with interesting people and create beautiful lives. My new tagline says it all.
ABC Bunyip reckons people should know more about Aussies’ weirdo ways. I couldn’t agree more.
So we joined forces to bring you the ABC Bunyip series that focuses on unlocking the secrets of our peculiar Aussie traits. We hope they make you feel right at home, especially if you have just moved to Australia.
Do you love ABC Bunyip’s new tagline? He really make me laugh with that one.
We get so excited when visitors come here, so we hope you have lots of fun exploring the site, discovering our books and absorbing some Aussie culture. If you are a book lover like us, you probaly want to head straight over to the Read ~ Connect ~ Create Bookshop . When you are done, return here so we can take you to meet the characters and enjoy some activities and games. Getting mail from his readers is one of ABC Bunyip’s favourite things, so please make his day and drop him a line here. If you love this site be sure to tell your friends about us!
ABC Bunyip Books
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MEET THE QUIRKY CHARACTERS
ABC Bunyip and his friends are looking forward to meeting you. Just click on their pictures below to learn more about the unusual and loveable personalities.
Frequently Asked Questions
A01. No, I am not a schoolteacher, although a long time ago I was a Classical Ballet and Highland Dance teacher. Put simply, I love books, reading and Australia, and understand what big challenges are faced by people learning to read, especially if English is their second language. I just want to make a difference, to make things a little easier for them.
A02. My first book is called ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp. If I knew how many times I would get asked this question I think I would have chosen a different, shorter title. Actually, the working title of the book was The Bunyip Fart! I changed it because my Mum and my husband thought it was too rude!
A03. There are two reasons for this. The letters A-B-C are familiar to new readers, because we all learn our ABCs and the rest of the alphabet as the foundation of the English language. When you are familiar or comfortabe with something, you feel confident. By naming my bunyip, ABC Bunyip I wanted readers to have confidence to open the pages of the book.
The other reason for calling the bunyip ABC is that often books are listed in alphabetical order. I wanted you to be able to find ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp, easily.
A04. Archie was our first boy Dalmatian. He was born white and his spots came later. As a puppy he lived on an island with my husband and myself and our girl Dalmatian called Suzie Q.
Archie liked to paddle in his water bowl. What bad manners! He could run like the wind and loved to swim. Unfortunately he got seasick when he went fishing with us in the big boat. But he loved the wind in his face when we went crabbing in the tiny dinghy.
Archie’s best friend was Raymond, the little black pig who lived across the road. They used to go and wallow in the nearby swamp. I still do not know how or where Archie got out of the yard, to go on these adventures. But he did. When they were done, he would come and stand at the front gate for somebody to let him in! And of course he needed a bath before he could come inside again.
Archie loved to travel. He went in the 4 wheel drive, in boats, in planes and enjoyed caravanning.
Sadly, Archie passed away 11 months before ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp, starring Archie the Dotty Dalmatian Dog, was published.
As to whether I will write a book about Archie … maybe!
A05. ABC Bunyip Saves the Big Black Boogie Swamp – Colour and Read Book 1 and ABC Bunyip and the Motorbike Frogs will be released in late 2019. Fingers crossed!
A06. Yes I am available for author talks and workshops. These can be conducted in person or via Skype or Zoom linkup.
If you would like to book Kathy Littlemore for an author event, please reach out via the Contact Us page with details of your event.
A07. This is a question I get asked a lot and it is a question I hate. My heart races and my voice goes squeaky. I always feel like I am not a real writer, because “No”, I do not write creative fiction every day.
But at some stage of every day, I do write something. It might be affirmations, an ever growing list of things that need doing to publish my next book. Some days it is just the shopping list!
I am envious of writers with the habit of daily writing. It is something I still aspire to.
A08. People are always surprised when I answer No to this question. My time is better spent writing more books.
But please feel free to tell your Facebook friends and your real life friends about ABC Bunyip.