Saturday August 10th is National Bookshop Day, and as in previous years we have a line up of authors you can come and meet.
We have Jen Storer 10.30-11.30 Truly Tan, Tensy Farlow & The Accidental Princes
June Factor 11-12 noon Far Out Brussell Sprout, Unreal Banana Peel
Kylie Ladd 11.30-12.30 Into my Arms, Last Summer, Naked
Nick Place 12noon-1pm Roll with it
Fran Cusworth 12.30-1.30 Sisters of Spicefield
Zana Fraillon 1-2pm Monstrum House
Damon Young 1.20-2.30 Philosophy in the Garden, Distraction
Carole Wilkinson 2-3pm Dragonkeeper, Ramose, Stagefright
We will also have giveaways, and we will be decorating the front window. There will be some edible treats too!
It will be fun, so come along, say hello to an author, buy a book and enjoy the fact that Australia still has some bricks and mortar bookshops for you to browse & buy in.
Originally published in 1983, the Far Out! series is an Aussie favourite. With five in the series, Far Out Brussel Sprout!, All Right Vegemite!, Unreal Banana Peel!, Real Keen Baked Bean!, and Roll Over Pavlova! (all PB $8), these books are filled with classic Australian rhymes and chants that every child should know. Compiled by June Factor from Australian archives but also from children themselves as they wrote to her with material of their own, most of the rhymes are silly, funny and VERY Australian!
She danced across the ballroom floor,
Her dress it was fantastic.
All of a sudden she rushed for the door -
You can’t trust Coles’ elastic.
‘Doctor, doctor, I feel like a curtain.’
‘For heaven’s sake, man,
Pull yourself together!’
As schoolyard favourites from my own childhood, I remember these books well, and am pleased to see them back in style in a smaller pocket-sized format. Hilarious illustrations by Peter Viska complete the perfect recipe to get your kids reading and laughing!