|We are excited to host the launch, by Anne Morgan, of Jane Williams’ two new children’s books, published by Ginninderra Press.
My Nan Speaks Nanish (and other poems for kids and wannabes) is illustrated by Lisa Morgan, and Oskar Saves the Day World is illustrated by Michael Bean.
Praise for My Nan Speaks Nanish (and other poems for kids and wannabes):
‘Jane Williams’s poems are inventive and the fun is infectious. A bag full of goodies and a delight to the ear.’ Harry Laing, author of Shoctopus.
‘In these poems, a whole heap of relatives and animals collide and come together in a series of wonderful moments. We overhear the things that Nan and Pop say, that don’t always mean what they sound like – that secret, special language it takes an effort to untangle: Nanish – and we spend time with Auntie Bern and Uncle D, with their hobbies and chooks. There’s a joy in being a kid, in being out in the dirt and the woods. In these poems, nature is ever present and the regular whiff of the absurd, the comic, the nonsense-ish is just enough to set an extra sparkle in the eyes and heart of the reader. Lovely, daft, heartfelt, funny, fresh stuff.’ A.F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary.
Praise for Oskar Saves The Day World:
‘Is Oskar a child genius or a mad-scientist-in-waiting? His idea of a pet might not be the best choice, but in the end it’s Oskar’s inventiveness that saves the day, if not the world! Oskar Saves the World is clever, sharp and inventive. Just like Oskar.’ Sally Odgers.
‘Oskar is a kid with big dreams, a kid with plans, a kid with ambition, but those dreams, that plan, that ambition almost spell doom for his family (and the postie)… A great little tale of good fortune, forgetfulness and alien monsters that will be gobbled up by little readers.’ A.F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Thursday October 4th, 5.30pm