If you live in Canberra and don’t mind a short drive into the country why not join some amazing, friendly people this weekend at the Royalla Roundup Country Living Fair on Sunday 29th March, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The weather promises to be perfect for a day outdoors in the sun.
Come along, join in the fun, meet the locals, pat some animals, chat to a neighbour or two, and even meet this resident author. There are plenty of things to do for all the family. Take a walk among the elm grove, delight in the arts/crafts, learn a thing or two about the native plants, purchase garden supplies, admire the farm machinery and shiny cars and so much more.
It will also be your first opportunity to purchase my two new children’s books “Alien Shenanigans” and “Emma the Eager Emu.” Along with my original short chapter book for early and reluctant readers, “Gingerbread Aliens.” I will be their to sign any copies purchased.
Bring fun and laughter to your children’s Easter this year as you read aloud the Bradberrie Brothers continued adventure. Science and curiosity collide as mix ups, mischief and mayhem explode. Mrs Witherbottoms returns to get in the way. Principal Penwright is on the war path ….. again and the classroom teacher, Mr Haggardy, is not happy! Who is truly behind all the shenanigans this time?
The following is a Pre-release review kindly written by Leonie MacDonald:
Emma the Eager Emu is a wonderful story to read aloud to children with vibrant illustrations of the native Australian bird characters. With plenty of repetition and opportunities for children to predict what is going to
Copyright Sandra Bennett and Dianna Budd
happen next this book is ideal for the classroom and shared reading with the young reader. Emma the Eager Emu’s story provides an opportunity to talk with children about how we are all different and we have different strengths, how we can encourage each other and keep trying when something is important to us, and how sometimes we just have to think a little differently to find the solution to our problems. Emma the eager emu shows children that they don’t have to be like everyone else to be happy and achieve their dreams. There are so many positive messages packed into this story.
Aiden (age 5): My favourite part was Rosie Rosella because of her rainbow feathers.
“what is the story about?” If you run really fast it can feel like you’re flying.