Noonie the dogMeet Noonie!

He’s a dog who loves bones. One sunny day Noonie got carried away playing in the garden and forgot where he put his bone! Join Noonie and his cat brother Merlin as they work together to hunt for Noonie’s missing bone.

Noonie and the Missing BoneNoonie and the Missing Bone is a rhyming story featuring two lovable domestic pets. Their actions teach the importance of acceptance, humility, working together and companionship.

Casey wrote and illustrated the story based on her everyday life. She aims to inspire and support young writers to do the same. Casey explains, “There are reluctant writers in every classroom around Australia. What they often fail to recognise is that they’ve already built up a bank of quality stories from their everyday experiences; they just don’t know how to readily access them.” 

Noonie and the Missing Bone incorporates basic writing techniques students can identify and apply to develop their own stories. The illustrations are equally simplistic to encourage students to create their own line drawings to accompany their published texts.

Included with the book:

  • Black and white internal pages to allow the reader to colour in the characters
  • Instructions and planning pages to help guide the reader to develop their own short story

Classroom resource packs available.

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Noonie and the Missing Bone Australian book tour workshops:
Casey’s creative writing workshops are suitable for Years 1-4 and are aligned to the National Australian Curriculum.
The workshops aim to:

  • inspire students to share and write short stories
  • help dispel anxiety around creative writing
  • give students strategies to assist with character development
  • encourage writers of all abilities to illustrate and publish their story
  • provide a positive experience for students and teachers, encouraging reflection and further skill development
  • have the book serve as an achievable writing model and creative prompter for students


Noonie and the Missing Bone is proudly published by
Australian Scholarships Group

*Offer available only to the first 60 school resource packs or whole school licences purchased by Australian mainland schools. Writing workshops are comprised of four one-hour group sessions. Complimentary sessions must be scheduled during a single school hour day within the 12 month national book tour, which commences 24 July 2017. Workshop dates shall be determined by the Australian Noonie book tour and subject to the author’s availability. Additional workshops, including advanced workshops for Year 5-6, are available for purchase by contacting the author directly. 

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