When I'm Big with Karen Blair

Today’s guest grew up in Perth, Western Australia, where she spent a lot of time drawing and writing.

With a background in painting landscapes, she loves to draw the wonderful creatures that we encounter in Australia – in the bush, the sea, the outback, and even at home.

She lives in Fremantle where she works from her home studio which looks over a garden that attracts tons of local birds.

She’s popped in today to tell us all about her latest picture book, that she both wrote and illustrated, it’s by Penguin Random House and titled, When I’m Big. Everybody please put your hands together for the amazing Karen Blair.

When I'm Big with Karen Blair


Title: When I’m Big

Author/illustrator: Karen Blair

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 2023


Book Reviews with Liv

Liv and Ken chat about two amazing picture books and announce a giveaway to win a copy of both books.

Neal the Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney and Lucinda Gifford.

The Sydney Harbour Fairy by Deb Frenkle and Cate James.

Both Books published by Affirm Press Australia, 2023

Tacos Giveaway

All you have to do to win a copy of both books is subscribe to the Reading with a chance of Tacos website (if you haven’t already). It’s free and it’s as easy as hitting the subscribe button on our website, and you’ll go into the draw to win. 

We’ll pluck out a lucky subscriber and they’ll win a copy of both amazing picture books. It’s as easy as that. 

You have until next Wednesday 24th May to subscribe and be in the running. We’ll draw a winner and announce on Thursday 25th May 2023.