We Went to the Collingwood Children’s Farm


Words & trees by children

Farm animals & friends by Ciara Denham

Meet the latte-sipping chook, the MASSIVE pig, the dressed-up horses, the buzzing bees, and on the way, grass and hay, grass and hay!

Delighting readers aged 2–8 years old, the rhythmic language of this book – in children’s own words – takes us on a journey through the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Melbourne, a working farm situated in the heart of a bustling city.

Published 2019

18 pages, board book

ISBN 978-1-925077-74-2 (with barcode)




Children met in the barn with artist Ciara Denham over several weeks to create the book, while chooks pecked around nearby. The young artists created colourful, earthy collages providing a bushy backdrop for Ciara’s watercolour illustrations of animals and friends.

Australia’s favourite ABC TV garden fanatic Costa Georgiadis launched the book at the Farm’s 40th birthday in November 2019 saying “You know what this place means, you know what this magical Farm is like … now here’s the chance for you to share this book with other people who haven’t been here – that’s what’s really special!”

This is Kids’ Own Publishing’s first ever board book, with sturdy wipe-clean pages and delightful characters, and promises to be a family treasure to imagine, anticipate or remember a visit to the Farm.

Kids’ Own Publishing is proud to partner with Collingwood Children’s Farm for its first profit-with- purpose publication. Proceeds from the sale of this publication will support Collingwood Children’s Farm and Kids’ Own Publishing projects in diverse communities.





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