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Fiona Katauskas




The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made (children’s picture book, HarperCollins 2015)


Fiona Katauskas is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Sydney. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, ACER educational material, New Matilda online and Eureka Street. She has also designed cards for the Ink Group and T-shirts for Mambo.

She published The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made with HarperCollins/ABC Books in 2015. It’s fast attracting critical acclaim and award shortlistings, appearing on the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards shortlist in May 2016 and being shortlisted for an ABIA in 2016.

REVIEWS: ‘If you’re looking for a book for children that’s accessible but honest, sex positive and inclusive, THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE is pretty much perfect.’ – Child Magazine ‘Common sense, facts, the delightful humour and illustrations will enable this book to be universally accessible and a joy to be shared. A must buy for all parents.’ – Buzzword Books ‘Highly recommended … a necessary addition to every parent library’ – ‘It’s the inclusive nature of the book as well as its light touches of humour that make it a worthy update of a perennially interesting subject’ – Sydney Morning Herald ‘terrific, funny and explicit-in-a-good-way … Destined to become a classic.’ – Weekend West

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