School Program Story by Karen Tyrrell
Matt Stanton, the hilarious children’s author of ‘There’s a Monster under my Bed Who Farts’ sent kids into uncontrollable laughter at Story Arts Festival. School kids giggled and guffawed as Matt introduced his ridiculous characters, situations and stories.
Who is Matt Stanton?
Matt is a bestselling children's author, illustrator and book designer, with half a million books in print. He is the Sydney co-creator of nine bestselling picture books, including mega-hits, This Is a Ball. He launched his middle-grade series, Funny Kid, around the world in 2017. The first book in the series, Funny Kid for President, debuted as the #1 Australian kids' book. He lives in Sydney with his wife, bestselling picture book creator Beck Stanton, and their two young children.
How did Matt present his talk?
Matt Stanton performed, entertained and educated hundreds of school kids, inspiring them to read and write comedy. Matt taught kids how to combine two opposite ideas into a surprising, humorous story. He explained how ‘POOH’ isn’t funny by itself but needed a ridiculous situation to make it humorous.
If you’re wanting to write comedy, I highly recommend you listen to Matt’s
Blogger: Karen Tyrrell writes empowering books to help kids live STRONG through humour and self-belief. She’s a passionate writing workshop presenter and interactive story teller wearing fun costumes.
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