Susea Spray’s story “A Big Blue Boat” takes children on a wonderful adventure. It’s clever use of rhythm, and words that roll off your tongue make it fun to read and listen to. I found that even for children who live a long way from the ocean, that aren’t really familiar with boats, were provided with beautiful imagery to trigger their interest and make them want to read more and to go sailing.
Having Susea Spray visit our regional library branch, to read the book, talk about her inspiration and do some sail boat craft with the children, was a great treat. Local families were delighted to welcome the author, and the children engaged well with her as she passionately read her book. Children from infants to primary school students were entertained by this reading, and delighted to ask her questions – she certainly spurred some interest in sailing.
Cassie McKenna, Library Services Coordinator & Youth Worker at Walcha Council Library
IN PERSON AUTHOR VISITS
A 1 Hour session includes:
Colouring sheet for each child
Books will be available for the parents/grandparents/caregivers to purchase via CC
RATES 2023 ONLY
2023 is a promotional year where I am offering libraries a 1 hour in-person visit FREE of charge.
RATES AS OF JANUARY 1ST, 2024
1 x 60 – minute session $313 AUD
Additional sessions: pricing to be negotiated.
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A 30 – minute recording includes:
Activity to make
Single access to file: $185 AUD
Customised pre-recorded presentations tailored to the library’s requirements will attract an additional fee to be negotiated.
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