Thursday, August 11, 2016

Family Fun Day

Families - Join in the hand-puppet fun as I read and we act out my picture book story ‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’ at 10.30am at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, on Saturday 20 August. I will be signing bookmarks (and books – available from State Library Bookstore), doing free calligraphy and chatting with as many people as possible between 10am – 2pm.

This will be part of ‘The BIG Draw’ - a free and fun event for children, young people and their families with storytelling, illustration demonstrations and the opportunity to work with authors and some of Australia’s best illustrators. Help create the State Library’s longest storyboard.

No booking is needed. The event is organised by Children’s Book Council of Australia and Booklinks, together with SLQ.

‘Once a Creepy Crocodile’ was shortlisted for the ‘Book of the Year Award – 2015’ by Australian Speech Pathologists. It has been illustrated by Nina Rycroft and published by the The Five Mile Press and comes with a CD of the words sung by Rusty Berther. The rhyming text matches rhythm of Waltzing Matilda:

Once a creepy crocodile crawled toward a river bank,
He spied a baby brolga by a bottle-brush tree,
And his tail wagged and wiggled while he winked and grinned and giggled saying,
'Please come and join me for afternoon tea.'

'No!' squealed Echidna. 'Stop!' croaked the tree-frog,
'Run,' cried Koala, 'he'll eat you don't you see?' ... ...

I look forward to meeting some of my blog readers
Peter Taylor