Mem Fox

Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Baby Bedtime; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at

Books by this Author

A Cat Called Kite
Nellie Belle
Baby Bedtime
Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it now!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Persimmons

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Badly brought up, out of control children

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Book shop owner

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Penny Lane, Steal Away, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, the African national anthem: Nkosi Si'kelele Afrika, and my own song: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.

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