What a talented bunch of kids at the Australian International School. Michael Scott Parkinson’s colouring in sheets were a HUGE hit. We had so many fantastic entries to our colouring-in competition. It was almost impossible to pick only 10 winners. So we picked 15!
Here they are. The top 15 AISS colouring-in sheets!
Congratulations to all the winners. And thanks to EVERYONE who entered. Perhaps you can find your artwork in the picture below?
It was fantastic fun. The kids were enthusiastic, full of questions and it was great to meet so many passionate readers.
I owe a HUGE thanks to Jo-Anne Ward and her upper elementary library team. They not only created a wonderful author display, origami frog activities and a never ending stream of colouring-in sheets, but they also organised a fan-froggy-tastic lunchtime celebration and kept 750 kids running to schedule over 5 days, 15 talks and a hopping good lunchtime book launch.
By far, the most popular part of the talks was the character development exercise. We used one of Michael Scott Parkinson’s amazing frog drawings as inspiration and came up with some truly frog-tastical ideas.
Here are a few of my favourites.
Hip, the 58 year old street dancer who does beat boxing in his spare time and has a pet gorilla.
Swaggy, the 900 year old model-frog who likes to play it cool and has a pet fish.
Roger Flipperson, the 39 yr old Jumpsuit designer who races F1 cars in his spare time and owns a pet pig named Oinkus Maximus.
Bob Stewy Steve the Jaz teacher who likes to eat donuts.
Smooth, the gangster frog who has a pet tiger and beats people up for fun – yikes!
And after the fun, we all agreed. The best things about being an author is creating interesting characters and making them do funny things – like forget to wear pants!
We also had LOADS of FANTASTIC entries to our very popular colouring-in competition. The artworks are currently being collated and will be judged over the weekend. All the entries are wonderful and I’m not sure how we will pick, but the best 10 entries will be featured here, on the FROG BLOG, Monday 24th March.
And finally, if you live in Singapore and haven’t got a copy of the book yet, you just need to email Denise at;firstname.lastname@example.org
AND … it’s available throughout Australia as well as in Singapore.
It is available in all good bookstores.
So leap into your local bookstore, and if you can’t find Darcy Moon and the Deep-Fried Frogs on the shelves – ask an attendant. They will know where it is and if they’ve sold out, they can order you one in.
As an added bonus the first 30 books sold online will be personally signed by the author (that’s me!).
AND … if you enter the coupon code DARCYMOONISGREAT at the checkout page you will get $2 off the purchase – which equals free shipping!
RRP 15.90 SGD
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SINGAPORE …
I will be doing author talks to all the year 3, 4 and 5s during their regular library sessions next week (March 17 to 21).
Order forms have gone out but if you missed them don’t worry. Either you, your child (or both of you) can visit me at the Upper Elementary Library between 11am-12noon on Wednesday 19th March. We will be having a lunchtime book party with questions and answers, book signings and CAKE.
And finally – the official SINGAPORE BOOK LAUNCH will be held in the Blue Room at the ARTS HOUSE, Sunday 13th April 3-5pm.
This will be a public event and all are welcome to come along for a family-friendly afternoon of book signings, conversation and a big green deep-fried CAKE (what is a book launch without cake?).
THE REST OF THE WORLD …
You can order online.
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