School Program Story by Karen Tyrrell
WOW! Rebecca Johnson, children’s science author extraordinaire, presented engaging author talks at Story Arts Festival school program. Rebecca spoke to bus-loads of school kids, inspiring young readers to care for animals… and write about them too.
Who is Rebecca Johnson?
Rebecca is a Gold Coast award winning science teacher and children’s author of Juliet - Nearly a Vet series, Vet Cadet series, Steve Parish Story Book series featuring Australian wildlife, and the Insects series. In total, she’s published 105 books in the last 17 years, selling 3 million books!! http://rebeccajohnson.com.au/
How did Rebecca present her talks?
Rebecca’s author talks were FUN, interactive and energetic, involving many props including stuffed toy animals, wigs and vet costumes. I especially liked her play when she invited three children to wear funny costumes and act out a scene as she narrated it. The audience created special effects. Rebecca presented her personal talk with a portable microphone whilst other speakers used power point. Rebecca explained how she didn’t like to rely on technology in case something went wrong.
If you’re wanting to write about animals, I highly recommend you listen to Rebecca’s presentations.
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.
Blogging Team 2017