Monday, March 05, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mem Fox!

Mem Fox was born on this day in 1946. She is the author of such books as Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Hunwick's Egg and many more terrific titles. William and I are most fond of Hattie and the Fox and The Magic Hat. We know these by heart and often recite the words before we turn the pages.

Since the publication of her book, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, she has been on an all-out campaign for reading aloud to kids. Visit her web site for more information. Be sure to take a look at her Ten read-aloud commandments.

Happy birthday, Ms. Fox!


  1. Wow that's nice to know. Dr. Seuss also had his birthday. I love your profile. :)

  2. Hi Robert,
    With Read Across America day last week, everyone was celebrating and writing about Dr. Seuss, so I just figured I'd leave that to all the other bloggers out there. I should have done something on the 50th birthday of The Cat in the Hat, however.
    Generally, I try to salute children's authors and illustrators on their birthdays. Your site goes way beyond my paltry offerings in this area!
    Thanks for visiting.