Story Animals Book Launch

Earlier in the year the lower school art students contributed to the spectacular oceanic installation for the official launch of “Wonky’s Yarn” by making a variety of colourful starfish from paper and found objects.

“Wonky’s Yarn” is the latest book in the Department of Communities “Story Animals” series, a collection of children’s books by Verity Roennfeldt designed to help children in care deal with some of life’s big issues.

Wonky’s Yarn is inspired from a story told to Verity by our own Aunty Eliza Woods. It tells the story of a whale calf who learns the value of listening to the advice of Elders. The beauty and sparkle of the reef distracts Wonky from the migration path. Wonky learns the hard way about the consequences of being distracted. Who will help Wonky get back on track?

Whilst making our starfish, we discussed Wonky’s dilemma and who he could possibly turn to for help, as well as the incredible power of taking time out and “making” holds to reconnect with ourselves and others.

The book launch was held Friday, 17 November at the Hillview Intercultural Community Centre.

Thank you to Verity for generously donating a series of story animals books to the ASHS library. Although targeting young children, they have the capacity to be used in health and well being, creative, language and literacy scenarios. Can you spot your starfish?


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