Sat, 29 Feb | Better Read Than Dead

Nicole Godwin & Christopher Nielsen - Jelly-Boy

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we launch Nicole Godwin and Christopher Nielsen's 'Jelly-Boy', an unconventional, every-kid picture book that will inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans! Kids can make their own jellyfish complete with tentacles on the day too!
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Nicole Godwin & Christopher Nielsen - Jelly-Boy

Time & Location

29 Feb 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we launch Nicole Godwin and Christopher Nielsen's Jelly-Boy, a fabulous, unconventional, every-kid picture book that will help inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans!

Nicole will talk about why a book launch is so special, why she wrote the book, and lead an interactive discussion with kids on how to look after the oceans. 

As part of the event, kids will be able to make their own jellyfish complete with tentacles! On each jellyfish, kids can write down the things they will do to help our oceans. They can decorate them in any way they would like. All materials will be provided.  

This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.  

About the Book

Jelly-Boy is an unconventional, every-kid picture book that will inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans.

What happens when a jellyfish falls in love with a plastic bag she mistakes for a jelly-boy? Jelly-Boy is different. He is big and strong. And not as wobbly as the other Jelly-boys. By the time Jelly-Girl discovers the dangerous truth about her new friend, it may already be too late. 

This is an inventive approach to tackling a conservation issue that is plaguing our world: too much plastic in the ocean. Told in a kid-friendly and humorous way, this is a story to encourage dialogue around an important issue.

About the Author & Illustrator

Nicole Godwin shines a light on environmental and animal rights issues  through captivating picture books that engage readers and help to create  a generation of thoughtful, committed and compassionate individuals.  With topics ranging from a jellyfish falling in love with a plastic bag (Jelly-Boy) to ocean conservation (Billie) and elephants being used to entertain tourists (Ella), Nicole’s books are striking a cord with children, families and teachers.

Christopher Nielsen is inspired by his love of vintage design. His work has been acknowledged by The AGDA Awards, 3x3, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators NY, Luerzers Archive, Hotshop Awards and The Creative Annual. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards. 

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