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Lee Fox


Lee Fox writes hilarious stories in rollicking rhyme about the things children do not like doing. She cleverly disguises literacy concepts in her stories so that young readers don’t even know they are learning.

What other jobs have you had?

Apart from raising five children, I’ve been a production assistant for a commercial radio station, a cook in a childcare centre, and a store manager on a remote Aboriginal community. I worked part-time in a book shop for seven years and have studied part-time as a mature aged student. Currently I am employed as an advertising manager while I complete my latest writing project – a work of non-fiction.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Most of my characters are children who don’t like doing what’s good for their health and wellbeing. But I’ve also written on other topics, like hermit crabs that get in and out of trouble. My overall theme is win/win situations.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Living my dream of having my work published. Being shortlisted and longlisted for CBCA awards and a Speech Pathology Book of the Year award. Getting to meet and work with the children who love my stories.

Where have your works been published?

Visible Ink (an RMIT Professional Writing and Editing student anthology) I’ve also had stories published in The Age newspaper.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about literacy and motivating children, in a fun and engaging way, to want to read and write.


Our Preps were engaged from the beginning to the end of the presentation! They were in complete awe of Lee as they had spent the previous weeks reading and rereading her books and decorating their classroom doorways with all things Ella Kazoo and Jasper McFlea! The presentation was highly interactive and involved singing, games, story telling, and a puppet show! Amazing! The teachers loved it too!!

—Sally Tonge, Wembley Primary School 2019

We had Lee Fox visit us our 4 year old and Prep students.
She ran 3 very interactive and engaging sessions.
The children were very interested in the Japanese Kamishibai theatre.
Thanks Lee for a wonderful experience!

—Jacqui Cleary, Librarian, Christ Church Grammar School, 2019

Students from Prep and Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed and engaged with Lee’s workshop.

Thanks to Lee for a wonderful visit. She relates well to the students and they enjoy rhyming and singing along with her as well as her props as she reads her stories.

—Wendy Griffith, Bridgewood Primary School, 2019

We had Lee Fox visit this morning and she was really wonderful. The boys were so engaged and her presentations were wonderful. It was also amazing that she provided follow up information that the teachers could use in their classrooms… we really enjoyed having her.

—A. Rogers, Scotch College Junior School, August 2019

Our Prep-2 students were engaged in Lee’s visit and enjoyed the songs and actions that went with the 10 Little Hermit Crabs story. They were fascinated with the Japanese story box and loved the question time.

—S. Round, Killara Primary School, September 2018

Lee was brilliant with our prep children. The way she broke the session up into different sections was perfect for this age group. We were all really impressed with the puppet theatre! She was lovely with the children and very entertaining, we would definitely welcome her back to our school in the future.

—A. Whitby, Templeton Primary School, August 2018

Lee’s presentation for Book Week was great entertainment, but also a two-way learning experience for our junior school children. They were attentive, interacted well & thoroughly enjoyed Lee’s sessions. I have no doubt that tales of Lee’s kamishibai show were retold over family dinner tables that night!

—A. Johnson-Clarke, Montrose Primary School August 2018

Lee Fox visited with our Junior School Prep and Year 1 students and had them engaged from the very beginning. Her delightful and easy manner helped them relate to her writing experience and they loved the involvement in the rhyming experience. The follow up activities were most helpful and students enjoyed them. It was great to experience the Japanese Kamishibai story which inspired many more interesting questions for them. Thanks Lee for a wonderful session which was enjoyed by all.

—P. Dukes, Beaconhills College - Pakenham, September 2017

There was positive feedback from every group that Lee Fox presented to. The children were engaged and loved the rhyming. The Kabuki theatre was most intriguing and it was the very first time students had seen that type of presentation.

A great experience!

—M. Cox, Meadows Primary School, August 2017

Lee Fox visited our Junior School and was an absolute hit!
Lee’s easy manner and genuine passion for literature endeared all our students. Lee worked with my Year 2 class and introduced them to ’10 Little Hermit Crabs’ which they loved. Each student had a template of this story which she guided the students through to enable them to use their own imagination and create their own story using resources which she prepared on powerpoint. The students were so excited with their own personal book creation.
I highly recommend Lee Fox as an ambassador for children’s books and look forward to her next visit to our school.

—M. Maher, St Clement of Rome Primary School, August 2017

The children (Foundation – Grade 2) absolutely loved Lee and were thoroughly engaged through the entire presentation. The teachers who attended the presentation also commented on how wonderful Lee connected with the students. A senior teacher even went as far to say that Lee was the best Book Week presenter that she had experienced in the entire 26 years that she has worked at the school.

—M. Lewis, Templestowe Valley Primary School, August 2017

Lee was fabulous. The children were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed Lee’s presentation. Her presentation suited all levels Prep – Yr 6. I would highly recommend Lee and your agency to other schools. Thank you.
Jennifer Demir

—J. Demir, Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School Diamond Creek 2016

The children loved Lee Fox. We all enjoyed the Kamishibai. Highly recommended. Lee was very professional and entertaining. Just what we needed for our official opening of the refurbishment of the Mulwala Library.

—L. Parr, Corowa Shire Libraries, February 2015

Thank you so much for visiting Overnewton this week. You helped make our Book Week a very special event for our students. Your presentation is always educational, engaging and creative. The students were thoroughly engrossed.

—M. Muse, Overnewton Anglican Community College, November 2013

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