being magically transported to the CYA Conference
where many children's authors and illustrators
gathered together each year.
One day the frog ventured forth,
hopping from one lily pad to another
until she met a kind Queen.
The Queen of children's literature,
called Sheryl Gwyther,
spoke about the frog's endeavours to be published
and her first book
and about the frog's abilities to wave placards
and speak out for the rights of all frogs
to write Australian children's books.
The frog smiled and held up her book for all to see.
She was speechless.
But then she remembered her notes...
and thanked Sheryl, her editors at Penguin Australia, her husband, children and parents, her friends and all the writers and illustrators present, especially those from the KWD Secret Society (who know who they are).
Overcome with wonder
the crowd listened
as the frog read from her book.
The frog presented the winner of the French 'Sparkling'.
and the winner of the
at the Pampered Princess
salon for little girls (Pond Magic's sponsor).
and then the Queen and the frog celebrated together
the frog's transformation
from aspiring tadpole writer
to the Princess Children's Author.