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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A Cat Called Kite
Hattie and the Fox
Nellie Belle
Baby Bedtime
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it now!

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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My spiky red hair

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On the couch at my daughter's house, having one of our rambling, lovely conversations

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. William Wilberforce, the Englishman who spent most of his life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries working to abolish the slave trade. I'd say: "Congratulations! And thank you, thank you, thank you thank you!"

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