News & Events
3rd April 2012
Once again, Betty has been invited to speak to pre-service teachers at a lecture on teaching literacy at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 'Mrs Echidna's Dilemma', with its multi-modal approach, is valuable not only in teaching literacy, but also links into other areas of the curriculum.
A gift for all ages!
People constantly ask 'What age group enjoys the book?' The answer is ... all ages! People have reported giving it to adults, to school children, and to toddlers - and all of them have loved it! Have a look at these pictures....
Australian Wildlife Magazine Jan 2012
Mrs Echidna's Dilemma has been reviewed in many publications - and now it has been featured in the respected 'Australian Wildlife' magazine. It's great to see its value being recognised in the wildlife / environmental world.
July 28-29; August 4-5 2012
Betty will be the guest speaker at the 'Teapot Ministries' annual retreat near Sydney. The theme of the retreat is 'Sew you can Dream'... an ecumenical ministry combining a love for patchwork and quilting with a ministry of encouraging women in their interests and gifts.
Mary-Lou Stephens ABC Radio
Here's your opportunity to hear the author discuss her book with radio interviewer Mary-Lou Stephens.
23 September 2011.
Fiona Purdon, a journalist with Brisbane's 'Courier Mail' wrote a very positive book review on 'Mrs Echidna's Dilemma', published on Friday 23rd September, 2011.
Fri 23rd Sept and Sat 24th Sept
'Mrs Echidna' went shopping! Well, to the shopping centres at Morayfield and North Lakes... both on the Northern outskirts of Brisbane.
13th September 2011
Mrs Echidna has been to Uni! Betty sharied her very successful school programs with pre-service teachers studying 'Teaching Reading and Writing' this semester at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
I would like to thank Betty for presenting at our Book Week Family Night. The school community enjoyed hearing about the process an author goes through to produce and have a book published. Students are still asking for and enjoying Mrs Echidna's Dilemma.
We love 'Mrs Echidna's Dilemma'. Your art is amazing! We had a very good time and we hope you did too. Thankyou for the puppets and for coming.
Amy and Takoda
Year 3 Students
Betty has presented literacy workshops to Under-Graduate and Graduate students in Early and Primary Years at the University of the Sunshine Coast... She is a very talented and passionate educator, and I recommend her highly to school principals, parent's groups, and anyone interested in furthering the power of language, literacy and literature in classrooms.
Mrs Echidna's Dilemma is one of the most glorious books I have ever come across; unique and inventive.
Radio Presenter & Author, Tasmania
I want to thank you for coming in and sharing your work with the students at USC. It was exciting, engaging, and a great real life example of literacy in action...and you are funny!