The Book Book Book: Chickens in Early Childhood Settings
The Book Book Book, by Gabby Millgate
This Book Book Book is for teachers and children to learn about chickens together. It's pages contain everything you need to know about chickens. If you are thinking about getting them for your early childhood setting, you need this book. If you already have chickens, this book will continue your journey of learning about them with the children.
This full colour, A4, 124 page resource is not just a fabulous book that you'll delight in reading with children and learning all about raising chickens.
The Book Book Book also comes with a complimentary access voucher to this online course https://phoenix-support.thinkific.com/courses/BookBookBook with downloadable resources, posters, checklist, etc. AND you'll get a link to join a live Q&A webinar conversation with Gabby Millgate and Sandi Phoenix (held quarterly).
Chicken expert, Summer Farrelly, is featured throughout the book in Summer Says info boxes. When Summer was 9 years old, she wanted to share how her chicken flock helped her understand social cues and situations. Being on the autism spectrum, she at times found social settings both challenging and confusing. Her chicken flock gave her a place to belong, help her build resilience, and accept who she is. Over the past few years she has achieved this and so much more.
Reviews of The Book Book Book
“Don’t make up your mind about having chickens until you read this book.”
Vet, Sandy Hume BVSc, MVS, MANZCVS
“Gabby Millgate is a trend setter, a cage shaker, and a first class educator."
Richard Perno, 2CC
“It’s the most chickeniest book I have ever read.”
Leo Blair, aged 5
THE EVOLUTION OF MISS GABBY
Not everyone’s first foray into film earns them a line that becomes a cultural phenomenon. “You’re terrible Muriel” has stamped Gabby Millgate into the Australian national consciousness. Gabby Has been quoted by Madonna, Will Ferrell and James Cordon.
In the years between filming and release of Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Gabby graduated from Charles Sturt University (BA Comm). ‘95-’99 Gabby starred in and wrote TV sketch comedy on Full Frontal and was invited to be the only comedian on Celebrity Big Brother. Other regular TV appearances included debates, panel and chat shows. Gabby has performed live in stand-up, cabaret and musicals. She has been the MC for corporate events and community events and festivals. 2006 Radio offered Gabby daily 4am starts, talking to everyone from truck drivers to the Prime Minister. Awards and nominations followed. Then Gabby’s sense of adventure took her to the outback, presenting Breakfast for ABC NWWA. Whilst living in the Aboriginal community of Roebourne, Gabby also taught in the Correctional Centre. Gabby formed intimate and influential relationships with the Ngarluma & Yindjibandi women during her time in Roebourne. It is here, in the driest, hottest part of Australia, Gabby learnt about chickens, edible gardens and sustainability from one of her listeners who was living off the grid-a wild human. With 20 years improvising under her belt with Sydney Theatresports, Gabby relishes the unexpected and spontaneous.
Gabby has taught improvisation and creativity workshops at Australia’s premier institutions;
NIDA, NSW Education Department, Sydney University and Charles Sturt University. During the reign of Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Gabby became a YouTube go-to as the UnReal Prime Minister of Australia with regular appearances on Sunrise, ACA, ABC24, 2UE, 2GB, MTR, 2DAYFM, MMM, FOX and ABCTV Comedy www.youtube.com/gabbymillgate. In 2012 Gabby retired from showbiz and found a new passion for life in Early Childhood Education becoming Miss Gabby. In this role Gabby combined her love and understanding of being a wild human in nature with her ability to advocate on behalf of children.
In 2017 Gabby became the first Nature Pedagogy Leader in the ACT presenting that same year at the Canberra Inspired EC Nature Pedagogy Conference along side Claire Warden. Her opening remarks were “What is the difference between a correctional facility and your childcare centre?”.
“My big passionate personal goal is to advocate for Nature Pedagogy in all Early Learning Centres.”
Gabby Millgate BA (Comm.) Dip. ECE
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