Posts filed under: Picture Book

It was dark and spooky.

A little cold and windy.

But as soon as we got our torches out and read a story, we had fun.

Thanks for having me Woollahra Public School. Can I just say you folks have some of the best pyjamas and dressing gowns I’ve seen in a long while!

Next week I’m hitting the road on Russ the Story Bus!

From Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October I’ll be at Library’s in Western Sydney doing author talks and workshops. You can find out exactly where I’ll be on my Events Page.

Then the week beginning 6 November we’re taking a long road trip out to Hay, Cootamundra, Young and Yass.

You can find out more about the SWF Children’s Festival of Moving Stories here.

Or here!

 

Apparently I’ll be getting my own headset microphone. I’m guessing that means I need to brush up on my dance moves?

I’m wishing I had the moves like these kids! There’s nothing quite like dancing in the dust….

 

If you’d like me to visit your school or festival, head on over to my contact page and drop me a line! 

How big IS big?

Good question….

When it comes to Dexi’s hands, I’m afraid we’re talking really big. Take a look.

Yep. Those are some BIG hands! And along with those big hands come some pretty big problems. No wonder Dexi wears boots! Tying up shoelaces would be very tricky I imagine. I wonder if you can guess what’s gone on here?

You’ll have to read the book to find out!

  • Painting by Lucy Culliton

From the minute she woke and rolled out of bed

one thing was sure, there was trouble ahead

Meet Dexi Lee! Dexi Lee is an ordinary girl..

Except for one thing.

Her hands are GIGANTIC!

Everything she does leads to absolute chaos. But one day she meets some extraordinary animals and suddenly life doesn’t seem so gloomy…

Probably my most favourite thing about this book are the illustrations. They are paintings by the multi-talented Lucy Culliton. One of Australia’s greatest painters. Lucy loves to paint animals. She has a farm full of them. She has more pets than anyone I’ve ever met. You can tell how much Lucy loves animals from her paintings. When Lucy agreed to paint Dexi I was thrilled. It’s such an honour to have my work alongside hers. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the chaos poor old Dexi whips up…

And a dip at the pool made for battering seas,

tossing children like corks

into neighbourhood trees,

 

 

“A wonderful heart-warming tale of difference and happiness.”