Super opportunity for upper primary aged kids to fully ‘escape into reading’!
+June Perkins expresses the true essence within The Fix-It Man as only she can, with poetic beauty and insight. #reasonstobegrateful #TheFixItMan #impressions #copingwithgrief #EKBooks #picturebookswithheart
ISBN 9781925335347 Hardcover Picture Book EK Books Endorsed by Paradise Kids
It is a challenge to cover the deeper topics in life for young children in a way that is relatable, honest and caring, but Dimity Powell’s The Fix -it-Man sets out to do just that. Nicky Johnston’s gentle, joyful and equally caring illustrations take the reader through the happy, although sometimes challenging times, in a family that is about to be broken by something that just can’t be fixed. A double centre spread of predominantly subdued grey father and daughter nestled in a bean bag, is particularly moving, and marks a shift in the narrative from the fix-it- man to a fix- it- girl. Another especially powerful metaphor for grief in the story is the broken teddy bear, ‘Tiger’ who needs mending. Our young narrator says, ‘Pieces spill out from Tiger’s heart, as Dad takes him from my…
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Fellow Book Links QLD member, June Perkins interviews Dimity Powell, author of The Fix-It Man at Pearlz Dreaming. Read How to Launch a Children’s Book About Loss.
Today’s special guest is Dimity Powell who will share her journey to create the picture book The Fix-it-Man.
I first met Dimity through an online writing group, where all the participants wrote every Monday morning, and we left messages in a facebook space on our writing progress and challenges. I then interviewed her by phone for my blog because she seemed so interesting. Little was I to know that soon I would move from Far North Queensland to Brisbane and finally meet Dimity in person at the CYA conference. She was up from the Gold Coast for it.
I love this excerpt from her website which sums up what kind of person she is:
“Dimity Powell writes for children because she believes being a kid is one of the coolest things you can be…next to riding dragons and lying under palm trees. She believes in magic and that…
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Welcome to my contribution to the Fix-it-Manblog blast!
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Fix- it-Man, by Dimity Powell, illustrated by Nicky Johnston
Reviewed by June Perkins
ISBN 9781925335347 Hardcover Picture Book EK Books. Endorsed by Paradise Kids, Reccomended retail price $24.99
It is a challenge to cover the deeper topics in life for young children in a way that is relatable, honest and caring, but…
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Date: Friday 24th February, 2017 Starts: 6.30pm. Venue: Immanuel Lutheran College, 126-142 Wises Road, Buderim Cost: $25 Book Links members, $35 non-members On Friday evening 24 February discover…
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