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Michelle Osment

Michelle_Osment.jpgMichelle Osment was born and bred in New Plymouth where she currently resides with her husband and four children, three cats and a dog. As a child, Michelle enjoyed writing poems about animals and drawing. She began writing rhyming stories for children in 2002 and now has her own publishing company, Little Friends Publishing, which is best known for the Perky the Pukeko series.

Selected bibliography:
  • 28 Modern Poems for Juniors illustrated by Karla Vink (Curriculum Concepts 2003).
  • My Spider Pet illustrated by Terry Burton (Wendy Pye Publishing 2004).
  • Perky the Pukeko illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2004).
  • Perky and the Possum Trap illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2005).
  • Perky by the Roadside illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2006).
  • Goldie the Goldfish illustrated by Beverley Edge (Little Friends Publishing 2006).
  • Adventures of the Rescue Helicopter Bears: Bears in the Bush illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2006).
  • Perky and His Chicks illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2008).
  • Ten Tuatara illustrated by B.M. Jake (Little Friends Publishing 2009).
  • Tiny Miss Dott and Her Dotty Umbrella illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson (Scholastic 2009).
  • Koki the Kiwi illustrated by Sunset (Little Friends Publishing 2011).

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