About POWman

Dave POW Tabain’s schoolmate Stu is being bullied by Johno and his crew. At first, Dave doesn’t know how he can help Stu. He’s ashamed that he just stands and watches, too scared to do anything. Then he remembers that his parents taught him how to deal with people who say and do mean things to others. Its time to make a plan.

Instead of doing his maths work, Dave spends the lesson writing out his POW PLAN. He explains it to Stu and their friend Bray, and they test it out that afternoon at sport. In a thrilling game of basketball, Stu overcomes Johno’s bullying and their team wins the game. The boys are so excited that the plan worked, they’re pretty sure it could work for other kids too.

POWman: Book One
Authors: Dave Tabain & Nadia Worland
Illustrator: Shane Ogilvie
ISBN: 978-1-925796-01-8
Category: Children’s Fiction 8+
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 190mm x 140mm
Page Count: 128p
Release Date: 1st October 2018
RRP: $14.99

The Authors

Dave Tabain

Born in a small country town, Dave POW Tabain is a two time World Kettle Bell Champion with both national and international records. He is a much sought after motivational speaker with over 25,000 followers on social media. He is the creator of the 30 Day Challenge and inspires thousands of people around the world to achieve their best and face their challenges front on.


Nadia Worland

Nadia’s teaching career includes working as a special needs consultant with a focus on Autism. She has been a facilitator for the national initiative Positive Partnerships delivering professional development workshops and support to both teachers and families. She is currently working at a rural school in NSW and lives with her husband, 2 children, 2 dogs, 100 goats, 300 cattle and 1000 sheep.


The Illustrator

Shane Ogilvie

Working in book design, interactive schematics for F35 training courses to designing branding and websites, is a far step from a little kid recreating ads of his favourite ice cream. Working on POWman is a natural progression with the same designer that created The Institute of Fantastical Inventions by Dave Leys.