HELLO EMMA MEMMA
Emma Watkins is a dancer, filmmaker, and picture book author.
Her career began at the early age of three with Irish, ballet, hip hop, tap and contemporary dance. Apart from dancing, she has completed her master’s degree in Media Arts and Communication and has a passion for sign language and raising awareness of Australia’s Deaf community.
This has led to her passing on a very prestigious yellow skivvy, and creating a brand-new character that is set to empower the next generation through visual communication, movement, creativity, inclusiveness, and friendship. All the things we love in a good picture book, so please welcome to the podcast, Emma Watkins.
Author: Emma Watkins
Illustrator: Kerrie Hess
Publisher: Penguin Australia, 2023
BOOK REVIEWS WITH LIV
Liv chats to Ken about two awesome new books.
This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang
When seventeen-year-old Eliza Lin’s essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly goes viral, her entire life changes overnight. Now she has the approval of her classmates at her new international school in Beijing, a career-launching internship opportunity at her favourite magazine … and a massive secret to keep.
Easy Peasy by Ky Garvey and Amy Calautti
Easy Peasy follows Ruby, who has a brand-new pair of roller skates. Ruby is sure skating will be easy, but after a few tumbles she realizes she may need her dad’s help after all. Embracing themes of independence, perseverance, and family relationships, this is a fun, engaging story for children learning how to do something for the first time.