Monday, March 9, 2015

Are we there yet ? ... Yes, in Parkes!

Are we there yet?: a journey around Australia is one of Books Illustrated touring exhibitions and is currently been shown in Parkes NSW.

This exhibition is based on the award winning (The Children's Book Council of Australia's 2005 Picture Book of the Year Awardpicture book Are we there yet?, written and illustrated by Alison Lester. Its the story of a family trip around Australia told by eight year old Gracie and is based on an actual journey undertaken by Alison and her family.

 The exhibition showcases Alison’s original illustrations along with preliminary work for the making of this book including: ideas and sketches; page roughs and dummy books; her children’s travel journals; family photographs taken on their journey around Australia – and the all important map!

Living up to its name, the exhibition has been exhibited in many venues around Australia, and overseas with fabulous feed back about the engagement of visitors with the exhibition. However, we have been particularly thrilled with this response from Shellie Buckle, manager cultural, education and library services ...

We officially opened the exhibition as part of Storytime yesterday.
We had a lovely morning.
A library family last year travelled around Australia for 5 months. Oscar the three and a half year old and his Mum created a map and photo display of their holiday, just like Are We There Yet?
He told us stories about their trip. Such an eloquent little man!

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