Willa and Woof: Birthday Business

Willa and Woof: Birthday Business

Adventure, imagination and loads of fun.

Willa’s best old-age-friend Frank hates birthdays, but that’s not going to stop her from throwing him the greatest surprise party ever!

Willa plunges headlong into party planning and things immediately start to go wrong. She’ll need all her problem-solving skills (with the help of Tae, her best same-age friend, and her trusty sidekick Woof) to save the celebration!

Can Willa pull off the surprise?

Book Reviews - Book Number 2

“Jacqueline’s knack for creating her engaging characters and making sure each adventure is new and fresh has deservedly earned her legion fans of all ages and this new series is certainly going to take it’s place alongside old favourites Clementine Rose, Alice-Miranda, Kensy and Max. Highly recommended for your young readers, especially newly independent, from around 5 years upwards.”

“I love that Harvey has included a Korean character, and later on the Habibs, who are Lebanese and seem to be refugees from the war, who have built a life for themselves in Australia.

Accompanying that diversity, is the diversity of Willa’s BFFs—Woof is her best four-legged friend, Tae is her same-age BFF and Frank (the grumpy birthday boy) is her best old-age friend. Cricklewood Crescent and Willa and her friends are this small little world we want neighborhoods to be, and which they can be if kids and adults want it to be.”


“Like a modern Anne of Green Gables, Willa Tait is keen to cheer everyone up, fix problems she might see and make the world, (or at least her street), a better place.”

“A highlight of the book was the inter-generational friendships throughout. The value of community is front and centre in this book, with the whole street getting involved in the birthday surprise. Jacqueline has crafted a street where I’d quite like to live!”

Charlotte Barkla

“Birthday Businessis a lovely story of friendship, helping others, and being kind. Parents need notworry about darker themes which are sometimes unsuitable for this age group. It encourageschildren to accept everyone no matter how different we are. Each person has something they canoffer.”

Fun Stuff - Book Number 2