A Star For Mama

International Publication Dates:

  • Australia & New Zealand: 5th Oct 2022
  • USA & Canada: 14th March 2023
  • UK: 27th April 2023
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A baby penguin tries to catch a shooting star for his mama’s birthday but gets lost along the way.  

Will Kip ever get the chance to show his mama how much he loves her?  

Find out in this charming story that celebrates the power of love and the special bond between mother and child. 

ISBN: 978-0-6489641-3-1 (Hardcover)


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About the AuthorAshling Kwok

Ashling wrote her first picture book when she was 14 years old. Although it never saw the light of day, Ashling knew from that day onwards that she wanted to spend the rest of her life writing for children.

After graduating from University, Ashling went on to become a journalist before setting up her own freelance writing company. Over the years, Ashling’s work has appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, and she is a regular contributor to a variety of online publications.

Ashling’s first picture book, Where’s my Dinosaur? (Yellow Brick Books) is due for release in late 2019. This will be followed by Lola and Grandpa (Little Pink Dog Books) and The Battle (EK Books) in 2020.

When she’s not dreaming up new ideas or working on her latest book, Ashling can be found scouring local bookstores, marvelling at all the wonderful books being created by talented children’s authors.

For more information please visit Ashling’s Website and Facebook pages.

About the illustrator: Kathy Creamer

Kathy has always dreamed of illustrating children’s picture books, but the opportunity to do so didn’t present itself until her own children arrived. Since then she has written and illustrated many award winning picture books. When not busy creating her own artwork, Kathy helps run Little Pink Dog Books with her husband, Peter.

Kathy’s recent publications, where she has either written or illustrated, the content are Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! (2022), Lucky’s Horse Shoes (2022), Peanut (2022), A Squiggly Line (2022), Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon (2021), The Big Old Rambutan Tree (2020), Join The Armidale Parade! (2019), Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow (2018) and See Monkey (2018).

Kathy is looking forward to illustrating Ashling’s next picture book A Grandma to Love, in 2023.

Please visit Kathy’s Website and her Facebook page.