Bookaroo in India!
Late last year I had an unexpected invitation to be a speaker at the Bookaroo Festival in India. There was no way I was going to refuse! The Festival ran in three cities, Delhi, Goa and Pune, and I was lucky enough to attend all three.
In every city I was overwhelmed by the hoards of enthusiastic kids who loved books! We made cloud shaped poetry books, engaged in verbal battles, 'Spots!' 'Stripes!' and doodled a wall of jungle animals.
Clever Kids from Otahuhu
Here I am with some of my gang from Otahuhu Primary School. I ran a writing workshop with these super talented kids who wrote and illustrated three books about their school values. The book launch at the Otahuhu library was crowded with proud parents and relatives.