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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Atticus in Lee Harper's TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My spiky red hair

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Fagin in Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sleeping.

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