Backyard Tales
Little Books for Little Hands
Backyard Tales
Little Books for Little Hands

Visit Robyn's Backyard


You are invited to explore the backyard where these wonderful animals live, the animals that inspired Robyn to story-telling.

The vegetable garden doubles as a home for more senior chickens. The most handsome Dabble Duck with a personality also roams this area.

Who are these animals?

lizzy2Leonard, the Lizard

Sneaky little reptile who steals the chickens' eggs. He eats so many that he is nearly too fat to walk.

John Berry

John Berry

The "blind old fellow of the backyard" at the end of the day he needs the chickens to guide him back to the coop. It is a ritual which is fascinating to watch.



Miss Black, the River Cat

She visits the backyard every day. She has a very big appetite!

FoxAlbert the Fox

He is seen on a regular basis in the school agricultural plot.

You just never know what he is up to ... you can't trust him, truly!


He lives with many of his kind in the vegetable garden but can see him mainly in the night.

He is always helpful, polite and very green!


Gordon the Tabby

Gordon is the senior member of the backyard.

He is a little deaf, and a bit skinny these days but still manages to be the boss of all the cats.


Bella the Blue Heeler

Bella guides the yard and barks a lot!

She sleeps in a blue 1979 VW Bug with the two rooster boys.


The BarnThe Old Barn

The barn is home to the possums, the cats, the rats and Leonard the Blue Tongue Lizard.

Built in the 1840s, it has remained a beautiful strong building that protects many of the backyard's animals.


The Creek

It is less than 30 metres from the house.

It is abundant with platypus, water rats,fish, snakes, eels, tadpoles and many water birds.

Miss Black still prefers to live on the creek and Frog visits nightly. You can often hear Frog and his fellow frogs singing in a chorus, especially on a full moon light.