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Location: Maleny Library,
Sunshine Coast Libraries are encouraging all local schools, pre-schools
and child care centres in the region to join in Sunshine Coast Storytime
on April 12-13.
The book to be read is Josh Gets Lost, that is written and illustrated
by local author and artist Peter Rowe. Peter has written four books in
the Josh the Robot series. What makes his achievements particularly
unique is that Peter has Down syndrome and 'speaks' through facilitated
Facilitated communication is a system that allows Peter to tap out his
words on a special board, while a facilitator speaks the word and a
scribe writes them down, making the series a team collaboration.
Service Delivery Councillor Paul Tatton said Sunshine Coast Storytime
was a great way to encourage children to participate in storytime
activities across the region.
"Josh gets lost is a heart warming story about teamwork, friendship and
finding your way home, sure to appeal to many of our local young
readers," he said.
"This is the first year that we have held a special storytime only for
the Sunshine Coast, and the initiative highlights the importance of
reading and literacy, and encourages a love of books in young people.
"The initiative will help reconnect young people with libraries and offer great opportunities for family interaction.
"By encouraging children to read the works of a local author, we are
also increasing the promotion of local people involved in the creative
The art created by Peter for these works is very special. Peter draws
extremely large outlines of images, before a graphic designer shrinks
them down to book size. Peter then decides which of the textures will be
used and the graphic designer helps position it on the drawing.
Josh the Robot invades the Coast
This unique collaboration has made for truly stunning imagery, that
accompanies stories with positive messages that are sure to delight
Copies of Josh the Robot, Josh Gets Lost, Josh Meets Robot Cool, and
Josh and the Little Wizard are all available for purchase through
Sunshine Coast Libraries eShop. Visit:
Sunshine Coast Storytime will take place at Sunshine Coast Libraries on
Tuesday 12 April and Wednesday 13 April. Specific locations and times
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