Jill Mitchell

Creative Director


Jodie Wallen

Office Manager


Geoff Austin

Marketing Manager

When we teach our children to read, we give each one of them a priceless gift that will last their lifetime.

This gift offers them the freedom to gather the knowledge that will make their lives happier.

- Jill Mitchell

Who Was The Original Wild Daisy?

Hi! I'm Jill Mitchell and I live in Waiuku, a rural New Zealand town.

I grew up on a dairy farm and spent countless happy hours in the frog pond and I often picked the wild daisies on my walk back from school. These frogs went on to become the characters I created when I wrote The Frog Reading Books & Wild Daisies became the name of our publishing company.

In 1996, after a happy career in teaching, I wrote and self-published the 73 books that form 'The Frog Reading Books' - books specifically written to provide a clear pathway for teachers and parents and a "fun" track for the kids. We sell off our website to teachers and parents all over the world - it is wonderful to hear back from happy people at home and in other countries.

Recently we have been delighted to be able to pay more attention to our Preschoolers with the addition of Happy Zappy the Storytellers' Frog and Ziggy the Zany Little Dragon.

We have a small dedicated team at Wild Daisies and over the 20 years we have helped well over 2,000 pupils with our 'Frog Pond 1 to 1 Reading & Writing Tuition'.