Ky Garvey is a mother to two boys who are both diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Through her experiences with her boys, she has been inspired to write fun and engaging stories that turn challenges into triumphs. Ky aims to share supportive, inclusive and empowering stories for children.
Ky also writes and hosts the podcast Totally Lit! a monthly podcast celebrating reading, writing and creating literature. The podcast features amazing writers, illustrators and all types of creators of books and stories.
Amy Calautti loved to draw from a young age and often made up games based around drawing to entertain her younger brother and cousins. She now lives with her small tribe of humans who inspire her every day.
Amy’s other books include Turning Cartwheels, Hector and his Highland Dancers, and Mr Ming & the Mooncake Dragon.
The Strawberry Post
“a lovely book showing kids that it’s ok to be frustrated with learning something new”
“Easy Peasy will appeal to all children who love attempting new things. It demonstrates that we all need some help at the beginning, to build up confidence and ensure we start on the right foot and that parents too have a part to play, one of gentle encouragement and just being there.” Click here to read
Northern Beaches Mums
“a fun and engaging story that is perfect for children who are learning how to do something for the first time.:Click here to read
ReadPlus “An unabashed teaching tool, this story tells children to try and try again and then ask for help, help they know will be eagerly given.” Click here to read,
South Sydney Herald
“A bright berry of a book .. clever and cheerful” Read the review here
Just So Stories
“This is a happy feel good story which would be not just a fun read-aloud but a really useful addition to your suite of resources for positive learning skills.” Read the review here
School Days Magazine
“It is a lovely picture book with a gentle way of explaining to younger children that it can be a good idea to get help to learn and master new things..” Read the review here
Blue Wolf Reviews
“Easy Peasy is a charming story made quite special by the wonderful illustrations.” Read the review here
Karen Tyrrell @karentyrellauthor
“A rollerskating extravaganza with themes of resilience, family and learning new skills.”
What Book Next
“A brightly illustrated picture book using a mixed media style of collage and illustration, showing young readers it’s okay to ask for help if you need it (especially if it means they won’t miss out on something as wonderful as roller skating.)” Read the review here
Just So Stories
“This is a happy feel good story which would be not just a fun read-aloud but a really useful addition to your suite of resources for positive learning skills.”. Click here to read
Picture Book Club – @picturebookbc
“Lots of fun, with awesome messaging and a dash of sparkle”.
Picture Book Parents
“The artwork for Easy Peasy is super bright and fun, making sure the themes of persistence, resilience and learning are always child friendly and appealing.”
Books + Publishing “a nice reminder that asking for help is not only okay but sometimes a necessary part of learning. Amy Calautti’s jolly cartoon-style illustrations bring a cheerful silliness to Garvey’s straightforward text, the two coming together into a lighthearted adventure.”. Click here to read