Please join me as I celebrate the launch of
my debut children's book, Pond Magic.Penguin Australia.
Pond Magic tells the hilarious story of an intolerant, self-obsessed 'tween', whose relationships with her family, her best friend and a French exchange student are made all the more difficult by a little magic and a lot of burping. ‘Lily Padd’s name is the least of her problems. Can she really be turning into a frog?’
My experience as an exchange student, a teacher and a lover of fairytales have each added their own to this light-hearted urban fantasy.
Launching Pond Magic will be award-winning children's author and illustrator (and all round lovely person) Narelle Oliver. www.narelleoliver.com
There will be activities, games and songs for all ages. Pond Magic’s main character, Lily Padd, herself may even make an appearance. So be sure to wear your favourite fairytale costume or (just to annoy Lily) come dressed in something French – and not just the kids!
Bring the whole family for a fun-packed afternoon at the Marks and Gardner Gallery set in 5 park-like acres with café, art gallery and children’s bookshop on the beautiful Tambourine Mountain (behind the Gold Coast).
Ooh, la la!
MC for the afternoon will be international award-winning children’s songwriter and entertainer (and my sister), Nadia Sunde, who will also perform on the day. www.nadiasunde.com
We have prizes for best costume (adults too), a free raffle and don’t forget to practice your best burp for the burping competition! Pardonnez-moi!
Prizes have been kindly donated by The Arts Centre Gold Coast, The Pampered Princess (salon for little girls), Homespun Music and me.
Children are welcome to bring their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends.
See you there!
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marks and Gardner Gallery (with café, art gallery and children’s bookshop) is located on Tamborine Mountain, just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast beaches and one hour from Brisbane. The gallery is surrounded by 5 park-like acres, with Witches Falls Winery located immediately beside the gallery and other attractions close by. The area is famous for its natural beauty, cool rainforests, waterfalls, expansive views and national parks.
Marks and Gardner Gallery
69 Main Western Road
Phone: 07 5545 4992