I did a bunch of talks over the last 2 weeks at Blair Athol Primary School. Blair Athol is a very cool, new school with lots of ‘outside the box’ ideas.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of the talks.
Monday 24th: Today I’m doing talks at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School. Everyone was welcoming and awesome!
I did my usual character creation part t the end of my talk. here is what the kids came up with:
First we have Bob the pig. He has a pizza body, tentacles for arms and sporks for legs. He lives in a giant potato in the world of marshmallows.
Next we have Timmy the koala. Timmy has T-Rex arms, a hotdog for a body and penguin legs. Unforunatly we ran out of time to draw what world he was from but at least I got librarian Simone in the shot.
Last we have Jimmy the cat. Jimmy has a burrito for a body, Twisties for arms and light bulbs for legs. He lives in a giant TV on a huge tennis ball.
I really enjoyed day one of my Colonel Light Gardens PS talks and I look forward to tomorrow for day 2.
I got to do do a talk at the Seaford and Woodcroft library.
As usual I did my character creation part at the end with the kids. Here is what they came up with.
My first stop was Woodcroft Library. There we got Blobbles the Horse. Blobbles has squid arms, cows for legs and a cardboard box for a body. He lives in a giant shoe in the land of bubbles.
Next at Seaford Library we got Milo the cat. Milo also had squid arms, Parrot legs and a orange for a body. He lives in a giant peanut in Pig World.
Day 4 of Book week found me at Hills Christian Community School. It was an awesome day of fast paced talks.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of my talk.
First up we have Larry the dog. He has arms that are made of teeth with fish finger fingers, horse legs and a fish’s body. He lives in a french fries house on Mars.
Next we have Fred the frog. He has skeleton arms, chicken drumstick legs, a muscle mans body and a tiger’s tail. He lives in a sneaker in the world of Fruit and veggies.
Here we have Sunny-Jim the wolf. He has T-Rex arms, caterpillar legs and an ice-cream for a body. He lives in a giant donut in the land of books.
Last we have Mr No the crocodile. He has muscle man arms, octopus legs, a beer belly and a monkeys tail. He lives in a giant upside-down pig in the land of whales.
It was a really fun day. All the kids and teachers were super nice. Thank for the awesome day guys!
Today I was up at the Stirling library for Book Week.
Here is what the kids came up with during the character creation part of my talks.
First up we have John the rabbit. He has a watermelon body, custard legs, robot arms and a snake for a tail. He lives in a giant mushroom in the land of books.
Here www have Robert the elephant. He has a computer for a body, giant fingers for legs and carrots with mouths at the end of them for arms. He lives in house made out of cheese at the bottom of the ocean.
It was a great bunch of talks and the teachers, organisers and kids were all awesome! Thanks guys.
Day two of Book Week ended me up at Salisbury Heights Primary School.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation section of the talks.
First up we have Steve the cat. He has hotdog arms, candy cane legs, slime for a body with a possum’s tail. He lives in a hamburger in the land of donuts.
Here we have Frank the shark. He has octopus arms, Minecraft legs, a cats tail and a body made of fire. He lives in a jelly castle in the land of lollies.
Last we have Billy the unicorn. He has T-rex arms, goats for legs, a mandarin for a body with a banana pig’s tail. He lives in a birthday cake at the bottom of the oceans.
All the teachers and kids where awesome and made me feel really at home. I had a great day.
Book week is here again! Black Forest PS was my first set of talks for the week.
Here’s what the kids came up with in the Character creation part of my talk.
Here we have Bob the pig. He has robot arms, chicken legs, a muscle man’s body and a fish tail. He lives in a cardboard box in the land of KFC.
This is Timmy the slug. He has bear arms, stick legs and an ant’s body. He lives in a giant llama in the land of mushrooms.
This is Borris the hippo. He has octopus arms, Fish tail legs, a baked bean for a body and an arm for a tail. He lives in a turtle shell inside Jabba the Hut’s belly.
And last we have Jimmy the elephant. He has tiger arms, squid legs and a sausage body. He lives in a giant hamburger in the land of volcanoes.
I had a great day and all the kids were awesome!
I got to do a talk on graphic Novel at Goodwood Library. He is what the kids came up with in the character creation part.
The kids came up with Boris the fish that has a basketball for a body, robot arms with skinny legs that have pizza for feet. He lives in a pineapple in the world of cheese.
I had the pleasure to do a bunch of school talks at the Sutherland Shire Writers Unleashed festival. A big thanks to the organisers for inviting me and to all the kids for being a rad audience.
In the character creating part of my first talk the kids came up with Boo the crocodile with melting chocolate arms, hot doglegs, a skeleton body and a dragons tail. Boo lives in a giant stack of pancakes in the world of chips n’ gravy.
Second was Bob the hippopotamus. He has tentacle arms, carrot legs and a sugar cube body.
Next they came up with Mog the unicorn. Mog has T-rex arms, one mermaid tail for a leg and a chick leg for the other. All topped off with a turtles body. Mog lives in a giant marshmallow in the land of cheese.
Here we have Krob the rabbit. Krob has banana arms, snow ball hands, octopus legs and an upside down roast chicken body. I apologise for the blurry photo.
All up I had a great two days in Sydney. Thanks again to everyone that made it all happen.
I had a great day doing some talks at Happy Valley Primary this week.
All the kids and staff where really friendly.
As usual I did my drawing session with the kids. Here’s what they came up with.
First we Have Bob the unicorn. He has a donut body, Squid arms, swords for legs and a pigs tail. He lives in a house made out of jelly.
Next we have Zufar the dragon with a mutated sharks body, fire arms, fork hands and robot dog legs. He lives in a giant blow of spaghetti in the land of marshmellows.
Last we have Trevor. He has a sushi body, spider legs and robot arms. He lives in a giant pineapple in the land of gummy bears.
I got to do talks to three awesome groups of kids at the Charles Sturt Library the other day.
As usual each group did a character creating session where the kids yelled out there ideas for characters and i drew them on a white board.
Here’s what the kids came up with.
First we have Benny the crocodile with a sharks body, octopus legs, cheetah arms with knife and fork hands. He lives in a dinosaur on Mars.
Next we have Tom the fish. He has a hotdog body, cheetah legs, meatball arms, candy hands and a rhino horn. He lives in a giant snake in the land of cheese.
Last we have Sunny the cat. She has a chicken nugget body, snake arms, noodle legs in high heels and a pigs tail. She live in a giant rabbit. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to draw the world she lives in.
I had a great time and I’m pretty sure the kids did to.
Thanks Charles Sturt Library!
I was lucky enough to do a session in the Story Tent at the Adelaide Writers’ Week Festival. The picture above is what the kids came up with in my talk about character creation. Meet Phil the lizard with a sharks body, steampunk tentacles and kangaroo legs. Phil live in a giant jelly fish on Mars.
It was a fun day with lots of cool things happening. I got to meet lots of cool new people and listen to heaps of really interesting talks.