The Fangs’ series: Look out for a new fun picture book series, The Fangs, for 4 to 7 year olds—to be released later in 2021!
The Fangs series tell quirky, humorous stories about a cat, a dog and a rat.
- Risky Rat is an adventurer who needs binoculars to see and is a scaredy-cat – but no, he’s not a cat! He’s accident-prone and is a regular at the nearest medical facility. He’s afraid of snakes, billy goats and bullies, and loves to sneak a ride in Auntie Ding’s red sport’s car and eat cupcakes.
- Cunning Cat is clever and courageous, but a know-it-all. She terrorises the neighbourhood and likes to rule the roost – but no, she’s not a chook! She’s not afraid of anything. She’ll do anything for a tin of sardines.
- Tricky Dog is a loll-about, easy-going character, always hungry, with a love of any vehicle with wheels, especially bulldozers. He’s passionate about anything to do with a circus. Dog is fickle about his choice of favourite foods – but always hates hot dogs.
The Fangs get into hilarious scrapes in a world of meerkats and other creatures. The stories are written from the point of view of Rat, and cover themes such as friendship, anxiety, diversity, and courage. They lightly touch on issues such as road safety, healthy habits, bullying, safety at home and out, and much more.
These stories are written under the banner of Live a Better Life but for kids. They were initially created by teacher-librarian Jean Saxby when she couldn’t source the books she needed for her classes.
More information can be found on THE FANGS website here: The Fangs
News Flash! ‘Rat Visits the Library‘ published in the CBCA Anthology of stories along with authors such as Kate Forsyth, Ursula Dubosarsky, Louise Park, and Libby Hathorn.
‘Rat Visits the Library’ is the first story to be published in this series and can be found in the Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’ Anthology launched on 28th May 2021 by the Governor of NSW at the State Library in Sydney.