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 MemFox.net.

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Mem Fox
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it now!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Fagin in Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Becoming a widow

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.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Divine! Fantastic! Oh, God, that's hysterical!

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