We’ve had some fun, my daughter and I, visiting local libraries and meeting some wonderful kids who love Delia and her perfectly pink earmuffs!
First we visited Parkholme Library, (larger than I expected) wonderfully helpful staff, and they also have a fabulous toy library. (Wish I knew this when DD was little!)
Next we visited Marion Cultural centre, which is a fabulous space for creativity. They have many free events here. Check their next school holiday events at Marion.gov.au. I met some eager children, who were very creative, and put together some beautiful earmuffs of their own, after my storytelling.
A big thank you to all the library co-ordinators everywhere, who put so much time, care and effort into organising events for our communities to learn , enjoy and come away inspired.
Zoe’s Perfectly Pink Earmuffs
I had a lovely visit last week to my daughter’s school. The students from Junior Primary, were very enthused about their current book making projects. I visited 7 classes, and read my book to each class, with many laughs and giggles. One student requested, ‘Could you read the blurb first?’ and no one had any idea what a navel was, as we all call it a belly button now! So while the teachers thought the ‘inventive Automatic Navel Fluff Extractor Machine’ was hilarious, the picture was essential for the children to understand. I thought it made a good discussion point on how important the illustrations are for ‘showing’ the story. Or maybe it should have been an ‘Automatic Belly Button Fluff Extractor Machine!
Then we had question time, and I gave them an activity. What would Delia invent next? You can write it down and/or draw a picture.
I was amazed by all the incredibly colourful drawings that were created as I went around and talked to the kids about how their inventions worked. There were many re-invented earmuffs, alot of hot air balloons, tool boxes with magical things inside, treasure maps and portals into other times and worlds! Everyone was so full of smiles and enthusiasm.
Thank you to all teachers and students for a fun day. Keep up the great work with your wonderful writing projects.
If you would like to purchase my beautiful picture book, please be in contact with me. Scroll down for a glimpse of the colourful pages. They make ideal gifts at just $15.00 each.
And the many of you who have already purchased my book, thank you! I would love to post some comments from the kids!
Today, I managed to pluck up enough courage and ask my local bookshop if they sell self-published books. The Manager said he would be delighted to support a local writer! You can put your book on consignment for as long as it takes to sell. Who knew?
I have had many people ask which bookshop they can get hold of a copy of my book and tell friends, so now I can say, ‘Dymocks Bookshop, Jetty Road, Glenelg! Tell your friends!’
Dymocks Glenelg have a fantastic selection of children’s books (and grown up ones too, but I always end up down the back!) many new releases, and lots of classics too. They also have an upstairs floor with many great bargains. Check it out for yourself!
A BIG thank you to Dan and his staff at Dymocks, Glenelg for putting Delia’s Perfectly Pink Earmuffs onto their shelves!
PLEASE support your local bookshop wherever you live.