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Let Me Be Frank - Pre order now
 

There are so many toys,

and games we can play.

Whatever we choose,

let's do it our way.

Join Frank and Quinn on their playdate - there are no limits to which toys they can play with and which games they can choose. A fun rhyming picture book to read with children to reinforce that they can choose to be and do the things that feel most like them.

A book perfect for encouraging being proud of who you are.

From the bestselling author of The Rainbow in My Heart and You Hung the Moon, Jessica Urlichs, and the illustrator behind the 2021 Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize book, There's A King in the Cupboard, Minrui Yang.

Released Apr 30 Hachette NZ

New Merch!

We're doing frazzled in style

Beautiful Chaos - Pre order now
Selected Poems

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This is my new collection of my most popular and previously unpublished poems.

Motherhood is messy and beautiful, and hard and humbling. We adore our children and sometimes we miss ourselves. Beautiful Chaos is a collection of raw, honest poems about motherhood - capturing everything from pregnancy to school age.

"Upon becoming a mother, Jessica Urlichs was reminded that the everyday ordinary is extraordinary. As sacred and tender as early motherhood is, it also comes with its struggles. Beautiful Chaos is a collection that chronicles it all - the highs, the lows, the confusion, the loss of identity, the becoming, and the brutal but beautiful ways our children hold mirrors up to us. This collection inspires vulnerability and will be a cathartic, healing read for anyone who needs it.

These poems will remind you of a time gone by or ground you in the current moment. Either way, they will make you feel seen and comforted amidst the beautiful chaos that is motherhood."

Released Mar 5 2024, published by Penguin UK

FREE WALLPAPER DOWNLOADS

Free Phone & Desktop Wallpapers of The Rainbow In My Heart, My Superpowers,

and You Hung The Moon!

Download here, enjoy!

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'You Hung the Moon' is a love letter between children and their mothers, and it explores the beauty of this special relationship and how it comes full circle. This book with its heartfelt illustrations by Sarah Reinhardt, alongside my poetry, is incredibly meaningful to me, as I hope it will be to many.

A delightful gift book for mothers of all ages, and a beautiful book to share with children. Order here! 
PS. It's a beautiful hardback too! 

Published by Little Moa Books / Hachette

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MY SUPERPOWERS - Available Now!

If you loved 'The Rainbow In My Heart', then I think you and your littles will love 'My Superpowers' too!

 

Children can use an amazing toolkit of mental skills everyday to explore their feelings and express their needs - their very own superpowers!

I have teamed up with illustrator and primary school teacher Rebecca Gibbs to create this lovely picture book that demonstrates non-cognitive skills including persistence, focus, imagination, organisation, empathy and more. Also included are prompts from a qualified counsellor to help parents, teachers and caregivers start conversations around understanding, identifying and engaging non-cognitive skills.

 

Perfect for your little ones that are close to starting school or in primary school already.

 

Available worldwide!

Friendship scarf by Jessica Urlichs and Dark Hampton
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'The Urlichs' Scarf is here! In collaboration with local label Dark Hampton. They have designed the most beautiful cashmere modal scarf to gift to a friend, a loved family member, or yourself with a little poem of mine on the scarf, and inside the keepsake box it comes in.

Across select stores in NZ & Aus and also ships worldwide.

NZ & Aus: Read the poem and shop the scarf here

For everywhere else: click here

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My poem 'Dear Husband - The Future Can Wait' has been making radio hosts cry in New Zealand, Australia, Montreal and most recently South Africa! Laura McGoldrick read it beautifully. See the video here and read the article here.

Hardcover poetry collection by Jessica Urlichs

The collection is now available in Hardback!

Each book contains additional bonus poems, and the matte cover finish is beauuuutiful! Available worldwide

The Rainbow In My Heart made it to No #1 Bestseller!

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Woman's Day article featuring Jessica Urlichs holding book The Raimbow In my Heart
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