Yes that's right. Another year! Another Children's Book Week! Another Children's Book Week Theme! This year it's 'Reading Rocks'. Well of course it does!
Trust me though I immediately thought of rocks. You know those hard stoney things you trip over and crack your big toe on when you're running down a bush track.
I had a great couple of days and nights up at Stanthorpe Library running some workshops for writers young and old and doing some performances. I asked the motel manager if I could borrow one of his rocks for a stage prop. He gave me a strange look but he did help me lift it out of the garden and into the boot of the car. It looked quite good on stage in the Stanthorpe Civic Centre Supper Room with my beanie on it's head and my scarf around his kneck.
I've made a movie called Reading Rocks for the Cleveland and Capalaba Library shows and I promise to upload it when I get a spare few minutes.
Enjoy Book Week 2005,