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Daddy's Having a Horse

Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay

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Fiction, Picture books

Mum's having a baby, and Lachlan's convinced Daddy's having a horse. Could he possibly be right?

Mummy is having a new baby and Caitlin is delighted. But she is not as excited as her brother Lachlan. He is sure that Daddy's having a horse!

When the big day finally arrives, both of them are surprised.

Everyone will love this funny, tender story about what not to expect when your mum is expecting.

This is a unique picture book that celebrates the role of fatherhood in a time when Dads are becoming more involved in parenting. It is perfect for children awaiting the arrival of a new brother or sister in the family, as it explores both the uncertainties and joy which surrounds this momentous occasion.

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Lisa Shanahan

Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books and fiction for young people. Some of her well-loved books include GORDON'S GOT A SNOOKIE, illustrated by Wayne Harris, and BEAR AND CHOOK and DADDY'S HAVING A HORSE, illustrated by Emma Quay. Her picture book BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA, illustrated by Emma Quay, won the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood in 2010 and BIG PET DAY, illustrated by Gus Gordon, won the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for the 5-8 age group in 2015.

Lisa loves moon-gazing, making up words, mint slices, mock orange blossom, black cockatoos, shouts of unexpected laughter, the weight of a scruffy dog resting on her knee and cups of tea. She lives in Sydney, close to the river of her childhood, with her husband, their three sons and one bouncy spoodle.