WIN 1 of 25 copies of Little Nic’s Big Day by Nic Naitanui, illustrated by Fatima Anaya, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

A heart-warming celebration of all the wonderful ways kids are truly themselves.


Wake up, little Nic. It’s your very first day!

Your school clothes are ready. Let’s get on our way.


Mum, I’m not sure. I’m a little bit wary.

Will I make friends? Will it be scary?


Nic is nervous about his first day … but with the help of his mum and a whole class of new friends, it might just be the best day ever.

‘I wrote this for tots, teens and all human beings. Let’s embrace our differences and celebrate our diversity!’ – Nic Naitanui

About the author:

Nic Naitanui – affectionately known as NicNat – is the well-known, widely respected and much-loved ruckman of the West Coast Eagles AFL team. Nic was born in Sydney to Fijian parents, before his family moved to Western Australia. Nic was raised by his mother, who he credits with fostering his strong values and his success on and off the field. Outside of football, Nic is committed to giving back to the community. This is his first book for children.

Fatima Anaya is a graphic designer and children’s illustrator who loves stories about magic, love, friendship, family and animals. She lives in El Salvador with her family, including Milu, a lovely Siberian Husky.


About Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.

We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Our imprints include Allen & Unwin, Albert Street Books, Crows Nest, House of Books, Inspired Living (MBS), Murdoch Books and Pier 9.


Please note this competition is open from 1st November 2019 until 30th November 2019 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

  • West coast eagles Id love to win this for my children they get worried when leaving me for school, and with our second starting school next year and a dream to be a womens afl player this would help those worries on the first day of prep!

  • West Coast Eagles of course

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    Both my son and his dad go for WCE
    This book would be of great help as my son is about to start his first day of school.
    I am also nervous for his first day.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win wonderful prizes.

  • Nic Natanui is my daughter’s all time favorite sports person (in the whole wide world-her words) and he plays for the West coast eagles

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    Thos book would be a great educational read for both my children 6 and 14.

  • Mic Naitanui plays for the West Coast Eagles. I would love this for my little nephew as he loves playing AFL. This would be fantastic.

  • Nic Naitanui plays for the West Coast Eagles and inspires all with his sportsmanship and unique talent for Australian rules football – as a librarian i would love to share this story with my primary school readers.

  • West coast Eagles . It highlights that differences are important.

  • West Coast Eagles- it’s important that my kids are resilient and have respect for all. This book sounds like it would be perfect for fostering these values.

  • West coast eagles. I’d love to gift it to one of my work colleagues grandson

  • The West Coast Eagles – This story would help my daughter to understand that her differences are unique and ok and that to be different doesn’t mean she doesn’t belong.

  • Nic plays for the West Coast Eagles. I would love to win and give this to my godson Henry. His gorgeous Mum Kate developed a rare form of cancer just after Henry’s first birthday and the past year has been so tough on them all. To give him a book from his favourite team would bring such smiles to everyone’s faces.

  • West Coast Eagles my boys would tradec heir favourite toy for time with nicnat a book is the next best thing.

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    a great inspiratinal kids book with someone they know, can relate to

  • West Coast Eagles. I’d like to win to add this to the school library. This would be amazing to read on harmony day!

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