FEBRUARY WRAP UP

We started our 2019 Picture book celebration in style this month featuring special guest Shelly Unwin! What a great time we had chatting ‘Baddies and Trouble Makers’ in picture books!

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1. Who is your favourite baddie or troublemaker in a picture book and why? Share a pic!

star The Bad Seed – Jory John & Pete Oswold

starHow the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss

star Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems

star The Troublemaker – Lauren Castillo

starI just ate my friend – Heidi McKinnon

star Diary of a Wombat – Jackie French & Bruce Whatley

star Curious George – H.A.Rey

star Dreadful Fluff – Aaron Blabey

star Pig the Pug – Aaron Blabey

 

2. Do you think naughty and mischievous characters can be a bad influence on younger readers behaviour and why?

 

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3. Why is it important that to have stories about troublemakers?

 

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4. If you were a troublemaker or ‘baddie’ what would you get up to?

 

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At the end of our ‘Baddie and Troublemaker’ chat , we were very lucky to have a Q & A session with Shelly Unwin!

 

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A huge thank you to Shelly and all our chat participants for helping us celebrate our first picture book chat for 2019!

Keep your eyes glued to our twitter and Instagram accounts for the announcement of our special guest and theme for our March chat !!

Hope you can join us again in March help us party…picture book style!

Nicola 🙂

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FEBRUARY #PICBOOKBC CHAT QUESTIONS

Horray we are back for 2019! We are super excited to continue our Picture Book celebration this year. We are doing that in style by welcoming the awesome Shelly Unwin to our Feb chat! The theme for the first party of the year is ‘Baddie’s and Troublemakers’ in picture books!!

• 'Baddies and Troublemakers' •

 

Shelly was Born in the UK and grew up in the small country town of Ashbourne on the edge of the beautiful Peak District in the Midlands.

Growing up Riding horses and reading books were her two main loves.

After leaving high school Shelly studied teaching and biology at University in Birmingham.

Shelly moved to Australia in 2002 and lives here with her Aussie husband, two children and beautiful puppy!

“Given my teaching background I had always wanted to write children’s stories that truly engaged with the reader. Many of my picture books speak directly to the reader, like the book is having a conversation with them, and the book and the child are on a journey together”.

We are very excited to have Shelly join us on the #picbookbc chat and you can read more about her and explore her wonderful work here.

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Here are the questions for our February picture book party!!

1. Who is your favourite baddie or troublemaker in a picture book and why? Share a pic!
2. Do you think naughty and mischievous characters can be a bad influence on younger readers behaviour and why?
3. Why is it important that to have stories about troublemakers?
4. If you were a troublemaker or ‘baddie’ what would you get up to?

There will also be plenty of time at the end for Shelly to answer your questions! Horray!!

We look forward to partying with you and all of those pesky baddies and troublemakers on Thursday night the 7th of Feb at 8pm AEST ! (Remember this is QLD time, adjust accordingly!)

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post!

Nicola:)