Welcome to Uh Oh Milo!
“My name’s Kate Wogan and I am the author behind the Uh Oh Milo! picture books. My books are all based on my children and our experiences together. They are both older now and pretend they find it a bit embarrassing, but I know they are proud of the books. Milo and Mary are based on them but their grannies, my own wonderful Mum and my Mother-in-law are far more glamourous than granny in the books.
Milo and Mary’s granny is actually based on my mother’s mum, my Granny. She was quietly awesome and had a way of making everything seem magical and fun, even on the dullest of days. I don’t remember her ever being flustered or cross.
Each book features a different Mischief Maker, based on a mythological creature, who gives Milo, Mary and Granny a different childhood challenge to tackle. I had great fun thinking these up and was inspired by a fairy stories book I’ve had since I was a little girl.
The first three books explore table manners, politeness and playing well together – three things I’m sure most parents can relate to and might need a light-hearted bit of help with too.
I believe it’s really important to bring fun into stories for pre-schoolers, so you’ll see burps and pants and more in the series. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them and seeing them come to life!”