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

Noonie and the Missing Bone

RRP: $19.99

More than just a book—teach children to develop their own short story

As well as being a great story, Noonie and the Missing Bone has also been designed to be used as a resource for teachers and parents to inspire students to write and illustrate their own short stories. It includes helpful story writing instructions and planning pages to assist students to develop their own wonderful short story.

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


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Noonie and the Missing Bone writing workshops

About Casey


Casey Hawkins is an experienced teacher and visual artist. She has spent most of her teaching career working in a primary school on a remote island off Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. In 2016 she was awarded an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award  based on her ability to engage the wider community. She has partnered with ASG to provide students and teachers with resources to inspire young writers.

Casey has an ongoing relationship with an international school in Japan and is responsible for developing and facilitating creative art programs during the holidays. She recently completed a post-graduate research project investigating how preservice teachers learn to be effective communicators, and intends to use the findings to develop Australia’s teacher education programs.

Casey also offers advanced creative writing workshops, suitable for Grades 5 and 6, which allow students to explore various creative audio-visual formats for communication to an online audience.

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