Max and his Big Imagination – box set collection available now

Its been almost four years and I am so excited to launch my first box set available in our store. Max, who has been inspired by my nephew and my son, has a huge imagination. His adventures are to encourage and inspire our little ones to use their imagination! This box set has 5 fun books. The Beach, The Safari, The Race Car, The Sandpit and the newest book, The Shadow. Enjoy! ​- Chrissy x

Karen and Chrissy – Author Talk – Sat 10th Nov

Karen and I would love to see you down at the Pt Chevalier Library - Auckland on Sat 10 Nov, 11am! We will answer all your awesome questions and sign books too :)

Book Launch: Elastic Island – Port Mugaloo

You are invited! Come on down to The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop on 8th of Sep at 3.30pm! Don't forget to RSVP :)

EDUCATION: The importance of the ‘middle reader’ years for creating lifelong readers

Karen the very talented Author of Elastic Island has written a brilliant article about books for our middle readers. An extract is below but you can check out the fill link here. ​I was ten years old when I first fell in love with books, and I remember the excitement of reading a novel that I couldn’t put down, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and then the entire Narnia series. I read, and reread these books, before going on to discover other authors and worlds of escape. It created a lifelong love of reading which has led to me being a published author of fourteen books. I’m best known where I live in New Zealand, but...

Bring your Books alive with our New Augmented Reality Book – The Green Fairy!

Its been another exciting week in our Duckling house! The Green Fairy has come on board and is ready for Pre-orders! So what is the Green Fairy about? And what is Augmented Reality?     The Story ​ Have you ever wondered why the traffic lights glow? The story revolves around adventures of the Green Fairy and the Red Fairy, who secretly live inside a traffic light. The fairy species naturally glows at night, and in our modern times they need to find a place to remain unseen from the lurking Fairy Catchers, who typically hunt them down in the forest. With her green glow, the Green Fairy lets the cars go, while the Red Fairy makes them stop. From the Author: ‘Parents tell me that after kids...

My recent Interview with Stacey Ritz, bestselling author and award winning writer.

I recently enjoyed an exclusive interview with the wonderful Chrissy Metge, author of Max and his Big Imagination children’s books (Max and his Big Imagination: The Beach, Max and his Big Imagination: The Safari). Chrissy’s author bio shares: “With an extensive background and love of animation it seemed a natural progression to add children’s author to her list of talents. Max and his big imagination was inspired by Chrissy’s love for her nephew and the way kids see the world. As a new mother, one of her most favourite things is getting to see all the little things in life, all over again.” My author interview with Chrissy Metge, below- enjoy! Stacey Ritz is a bestselling author and award winning writer. An...

​Film Animation Producer and Children’s Author Chrissy Metge Joins The Cafe

For those that want to know a little bit more about me, I was on The Cafe this morning, you can watch it here – thanks SO much for everyone supporting me on this journey! can’t do it without you! xx ​

New Zealand Womans Weekly Giveaway!

Exciting week this week! we have a promotion on Page 81 of this Weeks Woman's Weekly, send in your cute pictures of your little one and be in to win one of my books.

We are proud to be recommended for schools and libraries by the New Zealand Book Council

"Max and his Big Imagination is the perfect title for this book! To say Max has a big imagination is an understatement. This is a delightful look into a child at play and reminds us that life is what we make of it. The illustrations are realistic and enhance the story.All in all, a great little read for any young child." Read the full article here.