MENTION Hairy Maclary and it’s like a switch goes on in kids — and their parents — as they chime in with a head-spinning array of his mates including Hercules Morse, as big as a horse, and Schnitzel von Krumm, with a very low tum.
The phenomenally popular books’ Kiwi author and illustrator Lynley Dodd will be in Perth this month for the launch of an exhibition of her works for the Awesome children’s festival.
With a career spanning more than 30 years there’ll be plenty to see, including illustrations not exhibited before, and a special book signing and Q&A session with Dame Lynley.
Awesome is Perth’s premier family arts event, with a swag of theatre, dance, music, and visual and interactive arts across Perth’s Cultural Centre over the school holidays.
There’s too much to list, so mums, dads–and kids–should click onto Awesome Festival for an action packed bag of tricks October 3–12.
by JENNY D’ANGER