Last year, in the grips of Book Week Fever, I wrote about my love/hate relationship with this most special time of the school calendar. In summary, as an author, I simply adore it. There is nothing better than seeing kids dressed up as book characters, celebrating their love of reading.
As a parent – particularly a non-sewing, non-crafty kind of parent – however, I get that it is not an easy time of year for those who must create said ‘dress ups’.
And so I also gave some simple – and more advanced – ideas on how to be Quinn (or Ash!) from The Mapmaker Chronicles for Book Week (you’ll find all the details at the link below).
This year, with CBCA Book Week (18-25 August) fast approaching once more, I’m sharing even more inspiration, straight from the horse’s mouths (so to speak). Some ‘how to’ instructions from Australian authors to help you create their characters for your own Book Week Parade.
How to be Archie, from Archie and The Bear by Zanni Louise
How to be Truly Tan, from the Truly Tan series by Jen Storer
How to be a Samurai Kid, from the Samurai Kids series by Sandy Fussell
How to be Tom Weekly, from the Tom Weekly series by Tristan Bancks
How to be Agatha, from Being Agatha by Anna Pignataro
How to be Quinn (or Ash), from The Mapmaker Chronicles series by A.L. Tait
The author in me says ‘Enjoy!’…
The parent in me whispers ‘Good Luck!’…