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Illustration and Puppets

Book Week at Yolla District School 2020

Book Week was great fun at Yolla District School. My workshops this year were Curious Creature puppets, including teaching texture and construction techniques, and encouraging students to come up with a story about their creature, telling their creatures name, features, habitat, friends, and hobbies.

Picture Book Release Reginald’s Christmas

The latest picture book that I have illustrated has just been released! An all Tasmanian production – Tasmanian author, illustrator and publisher. Please support Australian Publishing and buy Australian!

Christmas Eve at last! Reginald twitches his whiskers, straightens his Santa hat and creeps quietly out of his tiny mouse hole into the dimly lit lounge room. In the flickering Christmas lights he can see a beautifully decorated tree. In his excitement Reginald scampers up the tree to play among the baubles, bells and bows. This is just the start of his grand adventure. Christmas cake, an angel, Santa, toys – he discovers them all, and what a night it turns out to be.

This delightful book from Tasmanian writer, Patricia Pettett, illustrated by Narelda Joy is the perfect Christmas gift for children aged 2-5 years.

You can buy a copy at https://tasmania-40-south.myshopify.com/collections/new-releases/products/reginalds-christmas-by-patricia-pettett-pb

Year 11 and 12 at Don College

I was lucky enough to be invited to talk and workshop ideas with the Children’s Services students at Don College at Devonport. The students were making their own children’s books. I was impressed with their ideas and dedication to the task. The college itself has a fun and quirky award winning design, reminding me of a castle, and is beautifully situated close to the beach and surrounded by natural bush.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020

How exciting! An image from Message in a Sock is on display at the 2020 Bologna Children’s Book Illustrator’s Wall. What an honour to be picture amongst the beautiful images representing Australia.

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The Somerset Xmas Parade

The day of the Christmas Parade at Somerset was cold and windy, but it didn’t dampen everyone’s enthusiasm! We had a wonderful time!IMG_4596IMG_4603IMG_4606

Parade with Yolla District School

In November and December I had a wonderful time working with the staff and kids from Yolla District High School on a theme for the Sommerset Christmas Parade -it was decided to celebrate 50 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I designed the parade layout, and made a giant caterpillar puppet with the kids. Kindergarten stamped the design on the fabric with stamps and blocks. Year 6 and Year 7 helped sew it together, and under the guidance of Mrs JLK painted beautiful caterpillar foods, and a giant butterfly.

History Award

Look what arrived in the mail!

And the gold stickers too!

Very exciting!

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Winner in the 2019 Northern Lights Book Awards!

I just found out Message in A Sock has won another award!

2019 Northern Lights Book Awards  – Winner in the Historical category – for children

How exciting! It’s such an honour to be recognised. I’m also looking forward to more stickers on our books!

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Book Week 2019

I had a fantastic Book Week at Yolla District School. There were animals on display in the school hall; a sheep and her lambs, chickens and rabbits!

I was positioned amongst all the wonderful book week exhibits, and got to watch the book parade too. I did workshops with Kindy and Grades 3, 4, 6,7 and 8.

Library Workshop

Two wonderful workshops at Penrith Library.

Fox and Moonbeam movable puppet workshop and Storyboard Collage Workshop.

 

 

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