Mem Fox

Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Baby Bedtime; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at

Books by this Author

I'm an Immigrant Too
Hattie and the Fox
Nellie Belle
Baby Bedtime
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it now!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Being too nice

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My spiky red hair

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Penny Lane, Steal Away, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, the African national anthem: Nkosi Si'kelele Afrika, and my own song: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Becoming a widow

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