Captain Cook Book Launch Wrap-Up!

Monday, 20 April 2015


What a gorgeous launch at the National Library on the weekend! Held in the light-filled foyer, right outside the bookshop, we gathered to chat about the life of a formidable mariner, who sailed the seven seas not once, but three times.

Introduced by the lovely Candice Cappe {above}, I used a globe to show the kids where Cook voyaged and exactly how far it is across the Pacific Ocean! Then we got into the story--and had lots of laughs along the way.

It was such a warm audience, and these kids were so bright--every question I asked, they answered.

After the reading, I signed books while my gorgeous publisher Susan presented the kids with chocolate coins.

The kids, meantime, got stuck into some fabulous seafaring activities, including the ubiquitous newspaper captain's hat, paper boats, colouring-in and word searches--and of course, what would a launch on Captain Cook be without make-your-own telescopes??

So wonderful to have some of my Canberra home girls along for the ride--Tracey Hawkins and Stephanie Owen Reeder, who was editor on the book! ...

And a thrill to meet one of my members from the 52-Week Illustration Challenge--Richelle, with her beautiful grandson Charlie ...

A huge thank you to Candice and Susan for such a fabulous launch, and to everyone who came along to celebrate. Another whopping thank you to the amazing Nicole Godwin who took the majority of these absolutely beautiful pics--and also to Melissa Squire of Honeybee Books for the use of some of hers!

If you would like to add This is Captain Cook to your own collection, you can snaffle a copy right here


Note: As this was a public event, I have featured these photos online. If you have been featured here and would prefer to have your photograph removed, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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