Cover of DADDY’S HAVING A HORSE by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay

Daddy’s Having a Horse

WRITER
Lisa Shanahan

WRITER
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Hachette Children's Books
 

AUSTRALIA
ISBN 9780733619823 paperback, 2014
Published in KOREA
 



Author and illustrator notes
Teachers’ notes                     

 

Mummy is having a new baby and Caitlin is delighted. But she is not as excited as her brother Lachlan. He is sure that Daddy's having a horse!

When the big day finally arrives, both of them are surprised.

Everyone will love this funny, tender story about what not to expect when your mum is expecting.

This is a unique picture book that celebrates the role of fatherhood in a time when dads are becoming more involved in parenting. It is perfect for children awaiting the arrival of a new brother or sister in the family, as it explores both the uncertainties and joy which surrounds this momentous occasion.

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2006
Shortlisted Book, Early Childhood Section

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
K-2

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge
Early Childhood & P-2

South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge
R-2

Lisa Shanahan… has a flair for finding an unexpected or even quirky angle that gives her work a fresh engaging character… Once again, Emma Quay’s work is distinctively endearing without being at all sentimental. Even the endpapers are a treat worth savouring.
✩✩✩✩ An excellent book
— CHILDREN'S PUBLISHER AND BOOKSELLER, March 2005
…will not only delight young readers, but also cause adults to chuckle. This is a lovely story about a very close family unit and the ways in which they cope with the daily challenges life throws up to us. It can be enjoyed at many levels.
— READING TIME, February 2006

Cover of REGGIE AND LU (AND THE SAME TO YOU!), a picture book by Emma Quay (Hodder Headline)

Reggie and Lu (and the same to you!)

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Hodder Headline Australia
 

AUSTRALIA     
ISBN 073361664X hard cover, 2004  
ISBN 0733619266 paperback, 2005
Published in KOREA

 

Reggie and Lu are best friends — most of the time.
But they discover that, even when they're not, making up can be lots of fun!

A romp through the imaginative play of pre-schoolers, their love of language and their changing moods.

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2005
Notable Book Early Childhood Section

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
K-2

South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge
R-2

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
K-2

A delightful story which readily allows the reader to picture a competitive squabble between two young best friends. Superbly illustrated, the expressions on the friends’ faces are priceless, capturing their moods well. A lovely read-along story that should delight young readers and even allow them to relate to Reggie and Lu’s situation.
— READING TIME, May 2004
This is an incredibly fun read aloud story. I have had a whole class literally in hysterics over this book. What an experience for the children, they love it!
— SATELLITE NZ, 2004
With illustrations so energetic, you can feel them move and a text that’s both witty and wicked, this is a must read for anyone who aspires to a new and better level of insult and reconciliation.
— THE BULLETIN, May 2004
a delightful book for preschoolers
— THE PERTH TIMES, March 2004

Cover of EMILY AND ALFIE, a picture book by Emma Quay and Meredith Hooper (Hachette Australia)

Emily and Alfie

WRITER
Meredith Hooper

ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Hachette Children's Books Australia
 

AUSTRALIA     
ISBN 0733618251 hard cover, 2006     
ISBN 9780733621819 paperback, 2007
Published in KOREA  

Far, far away near the bottom of the world, where the penguins live, a great white iceberg rose above the ice like an enormous whale. In its side, like a whale's watchful eye, was an ice cave.

Emily and Alfie are best friends looking for adventure. They decide to sneak off and peek inside — just for a minute…

Fall in love with the mischievous and extremely adorable Emily and Alfie.

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge
Early Childhood & P-2

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
K-2

 

Royal Zoological Society of NSW
– Whitley Awards 2006

Whitley Commendation for Best
Children’s Story

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2007
Notable Book, Picture Book Section

A lovely good-feel book for the very young.
— GOOD READING MAGAZINE, May 2006
The lovely illustrations are well integrated with the lively and lyrical text which is imaginatively laid out in different places on the pages. This is a great resource to use on a variety of topics like feelings and the consequences of not following instructions.
— CMIS Resource Bank, 2007 (Government of WA Department of Education and Training)
… the exotic snow and ice setting, [is] beautifully evoked by the illustrations.
— PRACTICAL PARENTING, June 2006
Emily and Alfie is visually very appealing… the illustrations really bring the story to life. … it is very cute and sure to appeal to oldies and youngies alike!
— JUNIOR BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER, May 2006
The colours and texture of the illustrations, with their myriad shades of blue, evoke Antarctica, a continent full of awe and wonderment.
— CBCA NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2007 publication

Cover of THANK YOU FOR MY YUKKY PRESENT by Emma Quay and Meredith Hooper (Hodder Headline)

Thank You for My Yukky Present

WRITER
Meredith Hooper

ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Hodder Headline Australia
 

AUSTRALIA     
ISBN: 0733611885 hard cover, 2002     
ISBN: 0733614078 paperback, 2003

Published in KOREA     

Charlie doesn't want the present his grandma sends him. It's yukky.
But one special night, Charlie's present makes an amazing suggestion…

South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge Years 3-5

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2003
Notable Book, Early Childhood Section

Charlie’s beautiful rainbow-coloured jumper seems to have a mind of its own — it keeps disappearing. Until one night when it takes Charlie out with it to find the rainbow sheep it came from… the rainbow colours of the jumper shine brightly through all the pages
— READING TIME, May 2002
… beautifully designed and illustrated… The confident use of bold solid colour — boisterous lime, vibrant red, calm aqua… capture and communicate Charlie’s moods and emotions. A delight to read aloud… Reassuring in tone, this charming fantasy with its magical resolution will strike a chord with children and parents alike.
— MAGPIES, March 2002
… splendid, richly coloured illustrations… Charlie’s questionable open honesty could be used as a stimulus for a Philosophy discussion on feelings and morals related to the act of giving a receiving. The text could act as a resource for discussing ‘feelings’ in Human Relations education
— QLD GOVERNMENT TEACHER RESOURCES
This fuzzy warm picture book is ideal for bedtime. The colours are vibrant, but the humour is gentle
— BELLA'S BOOKS, March 2002

Cover of THE PUZZLE DUCK by Emma Quay and Colin Thompson (Random House Australia)

The Puzzle Duck

WRITER
Colin Thompson

ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Random House Australia
 

AUSTRALIA     
Random House Australia     
ISBN 0091834775 hard cover, 1999     
ISBN 0091839599 paperback, 2001
Published in KOREA

The Puzzle Duck is always answering questions and has become a bit of a guru: she's the oldest and wisest animal in the country. But when she's asked where the sun goes at night and why the rain falls from the sky, her answers are more imaginative than accurate! She tells her sister that the trick is to believe the answers yourself even if they're not true. They will make people happy.

Well, she may outwit her sister and silly old Ethel the chicken, but when she comes face to face with the fox, it's a situation straight out of ancient fable and myth. And The Puzzle Duck would certainly lose her life — if it weren't for the truth being there to save her!

A funny cautionary tale about the power of a lie and the simple truth.

… an hilarious sequence of events which fascinate and connect with young readers… a rich source of different attitudes about happiness, the value of knowledge and wisdom, the importance of relationships and the perception of self. Highly recommended.
— READING TIME, May 2000

Cover of CHAMPIONS by Jonathan Harlen and Emma Quay (Random House Australia)

Champions

WRITER
Jonathan Harlen

ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Random House Australia
 

AUSTRALIA
ISBN 0091834600 hard cover, 1998
ISBN 009183760X paperback, Red Fox 1999
Published in UK & IRELAND

 

What makes a champion? Can anyone be a champion at anything? The animals are going to find out!

In a funny and bizarre series of tournaments — a tiger in a pillow fight with a stingray, a python racing a hippo in a supermarket trolley, and other imaginary contests, we conclude that they're all champions in their own ways at what they do best.

A lively, read-aloud rhyming text for readers up to and just starting school.

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 1999
Notable Book, Picture Book Section

A clever book with wonderful illustrations… It could be used for older
classes as an example of imagination and valuing individuals for their special abilities.
— CBCA Books of the Year Awards, NOTABLE BOOKS, 1999
… an energetic rhyming text with illustrations that are full of movement and vitality. The pictures overflow the double page, encouraging children to use their imagination to complete the visual story and provide opportunity for lots of discussion and guessing games along the way. Champions is a bright celebration of difference and of the special skills and abilities that we all possess.
— Dr Rosemary Johnston, PRACTICAL PARENTING, 1998
A useful book for young boys who are very competitive and for whom winning is everything. The language used would be very appealing for children.
— Family Award for Children's Literature 1998: Books Useful for Therapists
Everything from the print size to the bodies of the animals is BIG. I am sure that this book will bring enjoyment to early readers.
— READING TIME, 1998
… a very important lesson taught in a really entertaining way.
— MOTHER AND BABY, July 1998