Twinkle

Nadia's new picture book 'TWINKLE JUST WON'T GO TO BED' is HERE!

THE SUNDE TIMES   

SONGS AND STORIES FOR LITTLE QUEENSLANDERS


In late 2020 I was asked by the State Library of Queensland and the First 5 Forever Program to write five original new songs inspired by their book series 'Stories for Little Queenslanders'.

After doing the happy dance in my kitchen for a full half hour I got to work absorbing the wonderful books created by Queensland authors and illustrators. With 12 different stories to choose from it was tricky business!

Each morning I serenaded my family over breakfast with ideas, thoughts and music all about quolls, mangoes, footballs, turtles, swimming pools, frogs, fruit bats, bush turkeys and koalas! I'll never take for granted the incredible privilege it is to do the work I do with the people I do it with.

We're excited to have finally launched these gorgeous new songs and I can't wait to share them with you live very soon!

Kudos and respect to the wonderful team at the State Library of Queensland and the First 5 Forever Program for putting their faith, love and money behind Queensland authors, artists and songwriters....particularly during such a tough year in the arts.

My gratitude also to the wonderful Michael Fix who lent his incomparable magic and skill to the recordings.

Please visit the State Library of Queensland Soundcloud page to hear all of them and enjoy the stories being read aloud by some very special librarians and friends. 

For now...here's a sneaky listen to one of the songs 'Once I Munched A Mango' with lyrics by Samantha Wheeler  and music by me. 

With love.

Nadia xo

Nadia, Houdini like, got a child who does not speak, to become a part of the storytelling. She’s the benchmark that everyone else needs to aspire to. ”

— Teacher Librarian, Seven Hills State School.

TWINKLE AND THE MOON - a show for 2 - 6 year olds.


Twinkle and the Moon is an interactive, theatrical play-based music and literacy experience for children aged 2 - 5 years.  

The show was originally commissioned by the First 5 Forever Program and Gold Coast City Libraries in April 2021 to encourage a love of reading and confidence in imaginative play.  

Snuggled into their blanket cubby house, Nadia and Twinkle always share a book together before nap time. Today they’re reading a book about a rocket ship! But...when the book is finished and it’s time for bed…Twinkle wants to play a game instead! 

Twinkle is convinced the moon is made of cheese and he wants to take a bite. With a little help from the ’magic nap sack', Twinkle and Nadia use the power of imagination to blast off on an adventure full of sing-a-long songs, make believe and fantastical storytelling.  

Join Twinkle in one small step for mouse-kind…and one giant leap of the imagination.  

* Nadia’s newest book ’Twinkle Just Won’t Go To Bed’ is due for release in late November 2021.  

Suitable for: 2 - 6 year olds 

Duration: 30 - 40 minutes

The show was originally commissioned by the First 5 Forever Program and Gold Coast City Libraries in April 2021 to encourage a love of reading and confidence in imaginative play.

Nadia’s engaging storytelling and songs brought such immediate warmth and joy to the room and had the children and adults alike transfixed. The story of Twinkle the mouse eventually getting to sleep after an epic space odyssey was both sentimental and perfectly lighthearted with lots of laughs and learning too. We LOVED it”

— A Davidson-Farnworth, Elanora Library, 2021