School Program Story by Danielle Freeland
At Ipswich RSL today, David Lowe gave a dynamic presentation to 3L from West Moreton Anglican College and Amberley District State School 4/5 DE classes.
He dazzled us with his dad jokes, a rhyming quiz and a Treasure hunt. Humour was the order of the day mingled with facts. I learned how to tell how old a whale is. I don’t need to go to a whale-weigh station. I just need to look in his ear to see how much wax is in the whale’s ear. I also learned Dave is a completely brilliant story teller whose books have been translated into Hungarian, French, Brazilian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek and German.
When Dave was young he really, really wanted a pet. He ended up with . . . a little brother. Then, he had two kids to bug his parents for a pet. His parents gave in and they had two pets, Janey and Paddy. Unfortunately, late one night, his Dad left the cage door open and they went on a long holiday. He begged his parents for a pet once again, but all he got was . . . another baby brother. Eventually, after more pleading, his parents gave in and he was given a hamster called Flavour. This little guy was really only good at four things: sleeping, running on the wheel, nibbling on food and poohing.
Flavour inspired Dave to write his inspiration for his series Stinky and Jinks featuring Stinky - a genius hamster, who likes carrots.
There are six books in the series including: My Hamster’s got Talent, and My Hamster’s a Spy.
He has a great website where you can find out more about Stinky and Jinks and his other books such as The Incredible Dadventure. Look out for fun printable activities on his home page at www.davelowebooks.com/
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