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Natalie Daniel

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Books and Activities for Young Readers

I wrote my first "Magical Missy Moo" story for my eldest daughter Emmanuelle when she was just seven years old. She's now 16 (how time flies) and in that time I've completed 5 books in the series and developed Activity Packs to complement each book. Emmanuelle was the original Artist on the first few books and I will always treasure that mother-daughter collaboration. I love the simplicity and interpretation of children's artwork - imperfectly perfect, raw and completely unique to their own imagination.

I started my shop a few years back to make my books and activities available to young readers but never really did anything about trying to market and promote them as I was so busy at the time. However, I recently lost my job due to the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus so maybe the Universe is telling me that it's time to look at another way of generating an income to support my family by getting my books out there - and at the same time help a whole new generation of young readers!

The original idea behind the books was to help children who were moving from picture books and short worded books to a more complex level of reading. When Emmanuelle was moving through these stages of reading, it was important not to overwhelm her with books that were too dense with text and such a big jump from where she was at. However, at the same time it was important to give her a sense of progressing in her reading by providing books that were clearly a step up in length of story and word complexity. And so.....the "Magical Missy Moo" books were born!

Since then, Emmanuelle's younger sister and brother have both enjoyed the little adventures of Missy Moo and her friends, when they too approached similar stages in their reading development.

The books follow a structure of overcoming a problem that Missy Moo creates by using her magic power. Each book also focuses on a particular educational learning such as numbers, days of the week, months of the year etc, as well as a specific emotional theme such as 'not judging people before you get to know them', 'the importance of doing something every day to get better at it' and 'teamwork'.

The books are great for children to read on their own or a fun activity to do with parents, guardians and grandparents. And recently a school teacher suggested that the Book/Activity Pack combination would be a perfect addition to her class at school!

My kids have had a lot of fun and developed their reading ability along the way with these fun, engaging stories and activities and my wish is that your child or your class, do as well.
Happy Reading and Learning!
Natalie

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  • Natalie Daniel

    Owner

    Author of the "Magical Missy Moo" series of Children's Books and Activity Packs. Mum to 3 wonderful kids! Married to the most handsome man in the world! Co-founder of the Centre for Inspired Leadership.

  • Emmanuelle Constable

    Illustrator

    Illustrator of the original 'Magical Missy Moo" series, Emmanuelle is now in Year 11 at high school. She loves good comedy, relaxing at home, dancing when nobody is watching and recently took up early morning rowing on the Yarra River!

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