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I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You - Kate Ritchie

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2016
ISBN: 9780857989703
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old

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Much-loved actor and radio host Kate Ritchie's first book is a beautiful tribute to the joy and anticipation of expecting a child.

When you were still a treasured bump, tucked safe away inside, I thought about you night and day and in my sleep - it's true. My heart was full of hope and love. I just couldn't wait to meet you.

A heartwarming story to share with the children in your family.

About the Author

Kate Ritchie is an award-winning actor, presenter and author. She is familiar to millions of people all over the world who grew up with watching her play Sally Fletcher in the hit series Home and Away. She currently co-hosts Kate, Tim & Marty, the number one rating national drive radio show, on Nova. Acting aside, Kate donates her time to a number of causes, including the Australian Red Cross and Ovarian Cancer Australia. Kate lives in Sydney with her husband, Stuart, and daughter, Mae.

About the Illustrator

Hannah Sommerville comes from the scenic South Coast of New South Wales. After completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts, she practised as a commercial designer before becoming a mother of two. Reading with her young children rekindled Hannah's adoration of children's picture books and she turned her attention to illustrating. Hannah enjoys capturing familiar events in the lives of children and focuses on crafting moments to which her readers can connect.


Love it


I wish I had of purchased this while I was pregnant but still enjoyed reading to my little girl anyway.



A wonderful story.


This is a wonderful story that described perfectly how expectant or new parents feel. To get a signed copy offers a little bit extra, and is nice, particularly with Kate Ritchie having the profile she does. It's a very nice little story, and one that every new parent should have on their shelf.

Gold Coast, QLD


What a delightful book.


I gave this book as a gift to our grandaughter who is expecting our first great-grandchild.

Western Australia


I will buy other copies of tthis book


Gave this book to my daughter for her new premmie baby. Loved it.

Ocean shores nsw


Delighted with my new purchase, and the fact Kate signed it


I gave this to my daughter and son in law as a gift as they are expecting their first baby



Loved this book


I loved reading this. The wonderful illustrations are sensitive and support the text so well. The end papers are my favourite as they reflect the everyday with the ultra sound pics, name lists and photos. The book is relevant to new parents and a great book to share as your children grow to express the excitement of planning for their arrival and also as they grow and change. Children love to hear stories about when they were little and the cute things they did. This book encourages this discussion.

Shellharbour NSW


great read


I purchased this book for my pre school lots of children are becoming brothers or sisters soon so they just loved it as did I

Newcastle NSW Australia


Loved it


beautifully presented



great book


i bought this to ready to my nearly one year old neice

Wollongong NSW


Beautful gift for a friend


Well written story for expecting Mums

Home Hill Qld


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ISBN: 9780857989703
ISBN-10: 0857989707
Audience: Children
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 28th March 2016
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 24.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1