Wenda Shurety is a children’s author who loves to write stories from the heart about nature, diversity and the magical world of the imagination. Born in London and raised in Norfolk, she came out to Australia in 1996 to work as a scientist at the University of Queensland on a three-year contract, met her husband and now calls Australia home. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and daughter.
One Book Was All it Took is Wenda’s seventh picture book.
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 (also published by EK Books), Hector and his Highland Dancers, and Mr Ming & the Mooncake Dragon.
Buzz Words Magazine
“One girl’s actions lead to chaotic consequences in One Book Was All it Took, a book about the importance of libraries.”
Picture Book Parents
“This aspect of the story makes One Book Was All It Took a fun first book about actions and consequences with no didactic overtone. Violet’s interest in books and desire for a library also supports parents and teachers wanting to instil a love of literature in their young kids.”
Review by What book next?
“This bright, fun picture book is perfect for all young book lovers or any who have sent a wish out into the world. One Book Was All It Took to change an entire community, through a parade of flow on events via a missed bus, a vet visit and a hole in a roof.”
This story would be a great way to spark imaginations about consequences – as in…’What if….?’