Monday, May 18, 2009

Never stuck for ideas...


I had a busy few days last week with children and books.

On my Good Morning show spot I featured ‘Duck’s Stuck’, the hilariously simple finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. Written by the very humorous Kyle Mewburn and illustrated by the awesomely talented duo Ali Teo and John O’Reilly, I wondered what on earth I could bring to the book that wasn’t there already. I opted, as you can see for interactivity. Nice little clippie beasts that serve very well as bookmarks, school notice pegs or hangers onto your little sister’s plaits (when she isn’t looking).

I tried these out with year 4&5 kids the next day at Mt Cook School with the G&T’s (gifted and talenteds) during a festival workshop. They LOVED them. They also loved the book as I read it out- genuine delight, so good to hear.

Many thanks to Ali and John for letting me rip off their great illustrations for this craft project, and may you and Kyle break literary legs on Wednesday night at the awards.



3 comments:

Vanda Symon said...

Love that book! And the peg book mark idea, we might have to do that.

Fifi Colston said...

perhaps with a little dagger for a crime thriller...

eag said...

Nice one! What a great environment NZ is for writers and readers!!! Such a small population, so much talent and so much encouragement!Well done LongWhiteClouders!!!!