Bubbles and Puddles

Bubbles and Puddles


Written by Michelle Wanasundera
Illustrated by Thana-one Yazawa

The aim of these stories is to nurture the imaginations of the special little ones in your life, be it your own children, or children of a relative or friend. They celebrate the simple joys of life, nature, getting lost in the wonder of the moment.

Ages: 4+
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780648123804
Published: 2017

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Inspired by the Blue Mountains, it’s a fun book of rhyming text — so good to read aloud — about enjoying the simple things in life. Very appealing illustrations.
— Margaret Hamilton
In the quiet hour between day and night, waking and sleep, comfort your child with the calming rhythm of your own voice, sharing these simple stories from a mother’s heart.
— Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood
These made me smile! In a world so driven by technology, and so chaotic, these stories are a warm welcome to help our little ones appreciate the simple (yet natural and beautiful) things in life.
— Kate x, The Holistic Nutritionist
From finding happiness and managing worries, to languages and culture, the stories in Bubbles and Puddles open the door to a wondrous array of conversations to share with your child.
— Nicole Madigan
With scope for classroom and library readings and helpful ‘Teacher’s Notes’ for each poem, this dreamy verse collection is grounded in an understanding of child psychology.
— Brydie Wright
This is a beautiful book with bright and cheerful illustrations which make use of rich colours and patterns.
— Dianne Bates


Michelle Wanasundera

Michelle Wanasundera was born in Melbourne and now lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains with her husband and daughter and two very sweet finches. She has a love of nature and has studied psychology, philosophy and children’s meditation – all of which naturally infuses her stories.

Michelle has been writing since she was small – letters, diaries and poems. It was only after writing stories for her daughter, Amali, that a real love for writing children’s stories begun. Amali wanted them in a ‘proper book’ to put on her bookshelf, and that’s just what she got in the form of Bubbles and Puddles, of which she is the star.

Michelle hopes that these stories bring joy and comfort to your children, as they have Amali.

Visit Michelle's website to learn more about Bubbles and Puddles.


Thana-one Yazawa

Thana-one Yazawa was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She studied political sciences and has her second bachelor degree in interior design. Now, she is a freelance interior designer and children’s book illustrator. Her passion has always been for illustration, and she loves to work with bright tones and cheerful colours.

Thana-one said: ‘My work finds true value with the narration of Michelle Wanasundera. Her poetic text matches the imagination of my sketches, and takes the form of this wonderful book. Let’s go on a new journey together in this colourful world.’