Media and customer reviews

Bec Judd Loves

'Penelope Plume' didn't receive the book launch it deserved as the author, Jo Rothwell, was diagnosed with incurable cancer around the same time. The Rothwells are lovely people (Carlton mad!) and I want to give this book a big push to support Jo's treatment and also their gorgeous son Harry as he enters a new school. You can click on the link in my bio to buy. Cheers! @rothwellpublishing

Thank you very much for sending your Yelpy Kelpie books to us in Portland Oregon USA!  We are loving them both.  Attached is a photo of our Kelpie, Annie, with David on our Grand Canyon adventure.

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Karla and David Hopkins

Portland, Oregon

Coco the Kelpie loves to read One Yelpy Kelpie's Melbourne Adventure - in a library of course!


Book Week


Chasing Normal -

Balancing the ups and downs of life and cancer.

A moving and thought-provoking read! ‘Chasing Normal’ is not just a chronicle of cancer treatment and the ups and downs of coping with a life-altering event, it’s so much more than that. It’s an affirmation of life in all its splendour, and a reminder to appreciate all the aspects of the world we live in, to find humour in everyday existence, and above all to value what we have. Life is precious, the human mind is strong, and there is always an advantage in concentrating on the good things over the bad. Not only that, it’s a great tour of Melbourne and its surrounds – it makes me want to get out there and explore it too! Thank you, Jo for sharing your unique perspective on life. Wednesdays with Harry were a highlight, full of love, humour and warmth. ‘Chasing Normal’ is a book I’ll dip into again and again when I need a dose of positivity!

Caroline and Philip. Carp Productions

Chasing Normal 

This was an excellent book. With such a hard topic as cancer, you always knew it was going to be a tough read. Following Jo on her roller-coaster ride was intense, but also beautifully balanced with the lighter aspect of her life - her incredibly strong and vital relationship with her son. Highly recommend this book to everyone but especially those with cancer affecting their lives or those around them, which is pretty well everyone anyway.

Jun 10, 2022 Sally Bennett