He’s spent more than 20 years Wiggling, singing and smiling his way around the world. But that happy face, which has in turn brought happiness to so many youngsters (and adults, too) has often hidden a lot.
Illness and ailment used to define me. I was addled by theories and advice on what I needed to do to get back on track and my life-light was dimming. I had a litany of health challenges and they were defeating me, until through luck, desperation, and determination I found answers.
Anthony Field is an international superstar – the founder and co-star of mega-successful chidlren’s band, The Wiggles (he’s the blue one). He’s spent more than 20 years Wiggling, singing and smiling his way around the world. But that happy face, which has in turn brought happiness to so many youngsters (and adults, too) has often hidden a lot. For years, Field battled with depression, illness and chronic illness, at times so bad that he struggled to take the stage. He had seen numerous doctors and tried different treatment regimes.At times he despaired of ever finding a cure.
Field’s life was changed forever when he met two revolutionary chiropractors, who helped him to get his health – indeed, his whole life – back. In How I Got My Wiggle Back, he details the health and fitness regime which he used, and continues to use to stay healthy. Readers are offered a step by step guide to follow the same process to improve their own health.
This is an inspiring story. Field offers an honest, intimate look at his personal journey, The Wiggles’ journey, and the story of his health struggles, which is both entertaining and moving. The practical guide to getting and staying healthy will also inspire readers to work towards better health.
How I Got My Wiggle Back, by Anthony Field
ABC Books, 2012
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The Wiggles Go Bananas! is a collection of Wiggles songs about animals. Some, like ‘Cock-a-doodle-do’ are traditional songs given a wiggly workover, but others are original Wiggle songs. There are songs about monkeys, lions, crocodiles and even Wags the Dog. An extra feature on each opening is a fact box, with information about animals or about the origins of the song. Illustrations are photos on brightly coloured backgrounds. Wiggles members feature ears and noses to match each song. The Wiggles Go Bananas!is a mid-sized robust paperback with glossy cover and pages.
The Wiggles have been entertaining preschoolers for many years. Their songs and rhymes are designed to be easy to sing along with and include actions to get kids up and moving. This collection of songs includes both familiar and perhaps less familiar songs, and will appeal to Wiggles fans. It’s great to see old traditional tales getting a new life too in the irreverent Irish folk song ‘The Dingle Puck Goat’.
The Wiggles Go Bananas! The Wiggles
ABC Books 2009
review by Claire Saxby, Children’s Author
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Christmas is almost here, and in the Wiggle House Murray, Sam, Jeff and Anthony are busy decorating the tree and wrapping presents. As their friends arrive to help, the fun really starts.
Sure to please young Wiggle fans, this little book shows the Wiggles dong things kids will relate to – decorating the tree, counting down the sleeps until Christmas, and even poking at presents to guess what’s in them. There are also more Wiggly type activities, such as performing at carols in the park, and Jeff falling asleep. The illustrations are bright and the text is simple. No surpises here – just more of the Wiggly formula which young fans enjoy.
Christmas With the Wiggles
ABC Books, 2008
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