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Our first 'Willow the Wonderer' story-time with the Crescent Head Playgroup

July 15, 2021

The Macleay Argus covered our first ever 'Willow the  Wonderer' story-time with the beautiful community at the Crescent Head Playgroup a few weeks ago. 

We loved our day with the playgroup. After all, you never really know if your picture book is any good until you read it aloud to children.

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The books have arrived but so has Delta

July 12, 2021

It was with great delight that we welcomed the shipment of the first print run of Willow the Wonderer to our shores at the beginning of July! To our dismay it coincided with the arrival of the 'Delta Variant' of COVID into Sydney ... which we are effectively locked out from!

Whilst Reeta's mum and dad graciously received the delivery for us, due to the risk of transmission posed by even casual contact with essential services staff, we have decided to delay the shipment of our books till after the lockdown. Let's hope it will be soon.

We thank all our customers who pre-ordered for their patience and understanding and remain open for new order. All orders come with a free eBook available to download instantly.

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First print run of
Willow the Wonderer
is on it's way!

28 June, 2021

Exciting news! We are only a few weeks away from receiving the first print run for our new book,

Willow the Wonderer! We approved the samples for shipping yesterday. 

We are open for pre-orders through our store. It's a limited first print-run of what is an instant classic. Don't miss out - order your copy today! 

The Advanced Information (AI) sheet is available in the link below. Bookstores, libraries and retailers please contact us directly for wholesale and consignment orders.

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Darren Pryce interviewed for his Archibald portrait of Brittany Higgins

May 25, 2021

Darren Pryce, co-founder of Wise As Stories, was interviewed by the ABC Radio Mid North Coast for his Archibald Prize portrait of Brittany Higgins.


Darren took a non traditional approach to the portrait, portraying Brittany Higgins in the much anticipated meeting with the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

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Darren Pryce Paints Brittany Higgins' Portrait for Archibald 100

May 22, 2021

Darren Pryce, co-founder of Wise As Stories, is an award-winning illustrator and an innovative artist. His latest contribution to the artscape in Australia is a neo-classical portrait of Brittany Higgins for the Archibald Prize, now in it's 100th year.

Linda Morris, arts writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age profiled Darren's painting in weekend paper.

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Reeta Dhar Becomes the First Australian to Receive Thyroid RFA Procedure

April 27, 2021

Wise As Stories co-founder, Reeta Dhar has become the first Australian to receive the breakthrough Radio Frequency Ablation treatment for thyroid nodules. 

This breakthrough procedure replaces invasive surgery and risks associated with it. Channel Seven covered the story in the evening news.