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Feb 212019

EK Books

Many years ago someone told me (with nothing but love!) that I tend to ‘wear a black hat’ and see problems and worry wherever I go, something that has always stayed with me. Since then I try my best to leave off my black hat and not waste my time and energy on negative things. It’s a lesson that is valuable to people of all ages and this gorgeous EK Books read has been a wonderful way to teach my kids the importance of positivity, how we can influence our emotions and look at things differently:

Let’s start by saying that hats are out and glasses are in. In Grey-glasses-itis (RRP $19.99) we meet a Little Anxious Creature (LAC) called Loppy. As Loppy is using a rainbow of colours to make a beautiful painting he realises that different colours evoke different feelings: Blues are peaceful, yellows are cheerful and reds make him excited.

Then Curly comes along and invites Loppy to try on glasses with coloured lenses: Green lenses make Loppy feel relaxed and purple sparks creativity. But what happens when Loppy puts on the grey glasses? The grey glasses turn everything grey, the happy colours disappear and Loppy gets sadder and sadder… He no longer wants to paint.

Find out how Loppy overcomes this severe case of grey-glasses-itis and brings the colour back into his life and his mind. Grey-glasses-itis is a lovely conversation starter for families with young children, encouraging Little Anxious Creatures to take off their grey glasses and choose colour!

You can find Grey-glasses-itis in leading book stores across Australia.

To find out more about EK Books, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Grey-glasses-itis (RRP $24.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Dec 202015

PenguinChristmas Countdown – Day 20

What better way to celebrate the happy season than with this bright and cheery paper rendition of Pharrell Williams‘ top hit Happy:


We all know Pharrell as the wearer of many hats so this Christmas he has put on his writer’s hat and turned his famous Descipable Me track into a fun children’s picture book.

Read along (and sing if you want to) to Happy, a delightful hardcover book filled with colourful images of children smiling and having fun. Dress-ups and confetti, smiley faces and glitter, bright colours and cool photo props, happiness is jumping off the pages.

What I love most about this gorgeous read is that it includes children of all ages, stages, looks and backgrounds, after all, you’ll have the most fun when EVERYONE joins in!

To find out more about Happy (RRP $24.99) by Pharrell Williams, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Happy enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 282011

When I visited the Bloggers Brunch in July I was lucky enough to meet the mastermind behind it all: a beautiful, talented woman called Christie who has a passion for motivating and inspiring mothers and women so they can make the most of themselves and be proud of who they are. She loves seeing women excited about life, not only enjoying their role as a mother and wife but also be happy women who are excited about themselves and the future ahead of them.

When you meet Christie in real life the energy just bounces off her and you are certain to leave with a refreshed view on yourself and your life. I wish every mother could meet Christie and hear her speak but unfortunately that is not possible, you can however read her fantastic book The Mum Who Roared.

‘The Mum Who Roared is your starting point to having a greater love and respect for your mind, body and attitude. It’s a friendly, real and practical guide to adjusting to your role as a mother, while still holding onto your identity and everything that once made you you.

It is not a parenting guide. Instead, this motivating resource provides simple and effective tips so that you can genuinely enjoy this next chapter in your life, feel in control, and stay in touch with your core needs and values.

Above all, it recognises that you are a woman, not just a mum. So by following some of the suggestions, reading other real-life accounts and survival tips, and using the practical pull-out goal cards, you can continue your journey as a happy, healthy, passionate, balanced woman, who is also a mum … A mum who roared!’

To find out more about The Mum Who Roared by Christie Nicholas ($29.95) and to order online visit

For your chance to win a copy of The Mum Who Roared visit and answer the following question: Which chapter of the book would you most like to read and why?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends November 28, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.