Inspiring a Life of Significance

“Every child deserves the right to leave her own unique mark on the world”


Monica Murray

While at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, Monica has used the her time whilst in lockdown, to create a children’s picture book called The Isolation 100 for Kids that is aimed at bringing families together during isolation and creating excitement and adventure for children to stave off cabin fever.

The ebook reaches people around the world and gives kids practical, whimsical and adventurous activities they can do together in their homes with things they already have.

Working as an au pair across the Coast, she’s been able to read her story to children, who she says are:

  • “the most honest people in the world.”
  • “I knew I was on to something good when I would read my story to kids and they’d be engaged with it the whole way through,” she said.
  • As a pre-service teacher, she said writing a children’s book was something she’s always wanted to do since she could write.
  • “I have wanted to write a book, specifically a children’s book, since I was a child myself and have made many attempts, but thrown them away in fear of failure,” she said.
  • “This book was something I knew I had to see through, not only for myself but for the kids that it could potentially bring a lot of joy to.”
  • She said her education taught her how important it was for children to be both physically and emotionally safe “in knowing that they are being taken care of, that they have someone to talk to and something to keep themselves busy with”.
  • “Writing in rhyme was a way to lead on from one activity to the next in a way that engages the reader from start to finish, much like a song,”.

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