Hillcrest Christian College certainly know how to make an author feel welcome! And a tiny bit overwhelmed – not used to seeing photos this big!

So many questions, mostly related to books and writing

Introducing Wild Pa

 and My Name is Lizzie Flynn

A warning to those who volunteer without knowing what for.

A Lizzie themed morning tea …

and lunch.

Wild Pa aka pirate

Nothing like a bit of hair gel to give that certain shine

Here’s to a bit of a song and dance

Sister school Rivercrest
Courtesy of CBCA Vic, I visited Pyalong PS, a small country school. These P&1 students drew amazing pictures of their grandfathers … each one a story in itself.

In the afternoon, students created patchwork panels to be joined as a quilt. This work in progress is going to be amazing!


Before my visit, Pyalong teachers were working with my books. Mr C read just the words of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’ all the students (in three groups) and then invited them to make their own illustrations. And they certainly did – watch out little krill!

 Looks like Old Sailor is ready for dinner.

Love the belly

Just who is going to eat who? Love the Tshirt too

Old sailor is beautifully kitted out for his seatime adventure

Don’t eat too fast …

There’s another burp

Love this! One student didn’t know how to draw a sailor’s hat, so she improvised.

When you are a lover of ‘transport’ and you are asked to draw the Old Sailor eating a fish …

There’s that burp again …