Workshop with Zeno Sworder at Bold Park
Posted 15 Sep 2020 in
Our wonderful friend Jane from Beaufort Street Books approached Sarah at the last book shop and showed her this wonderful book – they could see so much potential for wonder and discussion. Jane thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to invite Zeno to talk to the children. It has just been published and we will be lucky to have Zeno reading it to us for the first time, from his home in Melbourne.
This is what Jane wrote in the Beaufort Street catalogue about This Small Blue Dot:
With a strong message of hope, interconnectedness, and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot features a little girl explaining the world to her baby sister. She hits on small wonders, big lessons, and everything in between, from sharing the joy of silly dances to contemplating the nature of this “small blue dot” we all live on. Author and illustrator Zeno Sworder wrote this story when his daughter was unable to find picture books with characters who looked like her. His precocious young narrator has opinions on plenty of things: nature and the environment, embracing difference, the power of imagination–and the trouble with broccoli. Rich pencil and crayon illustrations conjure up memories of childhood in this celebration of who we are, where we come from, and where our dreams may take us. In This Small Blue Dot, Sworder captures not only life lessons but also the fun, often strange experience of being a member of the human family on planet Earth.
This week the children have an online workshop with Zeno and he wanted to be the first person to read the book to the children.
If you would like your own copy, you can order it via Beaufort Street Books and we will have them available this Friday for the children to take home. Please order today (Monday 15th September) to ensure delivery of your copy.