Catherine's newest book for younger readers, Star, was released in August by Omnibus Books. It tells the story of a girl called Star, who is struggling to come to terms with her mum's new friend Charlie, who has moved in, and the topsy-turvy life he has brought with him. Star knows she wants a horse and needs a new best friend. But how is that going to happen when no-one is listening to her?
Star is available at all good book stores now.
Congratulations to Bailey from Grade 4, Saints Peter and Paul's Primary School in Bulimba, Queensland for winning Catherine's August Poetry Competition. Here is his winning poem;
'My Favourite Colour'
My favourite colour doesn't taste like chilli
It doesn't smell like pepper
It doesn't sound like a tree falling
It doesn't feel like leaves
It doesn't look like chips
My favourite colour tastes like avocado
It smells like guacamole
It sounds like the wind flowing through the grass
It feels like soft grass
It looks like the leaves in summer
My favourite colour is graceful green
Well done Bailey! You'll be hearing from me soon. Thank you as well to everyone else who entered the competition, I enjoyed reading all of your poems very much. Better luck next time!