Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children's writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, where she has taught Australian Literature, Japanese, and Creative Writing. Meg divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at www.megmckinlay.com. 'Duck for a Day' has been short-listed for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader's Category. Meg McKinlay was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for The Truth About Penguins in the Young Children Category and for Duck for a Day in the Lower Primary Category.
...the language rolls from your tongue, the illustrations add
richness to the words and encourage keen imaginations to extend the
story ... The Truth About Penguins has a droll sense of humour and
the writing never patronises its audience... -- Michelle Hamer *
The Age *
The story has a quirky way about it that is quite charming ... a sweet tale that will delight child and reader alike. * Books+Publishing *