On Saturday 19th October, my two girls and I attended Tania McCartney’s (author of Eco-Warriors to the Rescue! and the Riley the Little Aviator series and from the Kids’ Book Review website) book launch of her new children’s picture book “An Aussie Year – Twelve Months in the life of Australian Kids” at the Black Cat Bookshop and Cafe in Paddington.
Michael Gerard Bauer, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books introduced “An Aussie Year” and then talented author and illustrator duo, Tania and Tina had the children enthralled, introducing the book’s five characters, reading sections from the book and asking lots of questions.
“An Aussie Year” is a fabulous resource for home and school. I’m looking forward to using it in my classroom. With Tina’s bright quirky illustrations, the book highlights activities, festivals and special days that Aussie kids celebrate each month. For example, in March we have Clean up Australia Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Close the GAP day and Harmony Day.
After Tania finished reading, it was time for the children to fill their bags with lollies from the lolly-bar, colour in pictures of the characters from Tania’s book and line up to get their books signed. We took along our copy of “Eco Warriors to the Rescue!” to get signed too! It was a very enjoyable day.