Author Visit

The Year Three library classes had the privilege of local author Barbara Cook coming to test drive her unpublished picture storybook. Her story, set in Australia, is the delightful tale of a little bird who finally discovers his song. The students were captivated by the lyrical calls of the birds as Barb read aloud, giggling as she dramatically sung out the bird calls.

The process of submitting a story to a publisher requires courage and perseverance, something that we encourage our students to do regularly at Christian College and the real life example was such a great opportunity for the students to learn from.

When asking for feedback on her work the students decided that if the publishers didn’t like her story “They are crazy!!”

With offers from the students to illustrate her work, Barbara was a huge success in the eyes of her listeners.

Leanne Doble
Library Teacher


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