THE launch of much loved children’s author and illustrator, Alison Lester’s new book, The Very Noisy Baby will take place at her Fish Creek Bookshop & Gallery this Sunday, November 19.
It’s a rollicking tale of the baby who lives in the pink house on the edge of town, who makes some very unusual sounds! She could bellow like a buffalo, roar like a lion and howl like a wolf for a very long time.
The baby certainly makes a lot of noise, but can she help when some animals go missing? We won’t give away the ending, you will have to read it for yourself!
Born in Foster, Alison grew up on a farm between Foster and Wilsons Promontory, and has gone on to create some of the all- time classics of Australian children’s literature. Books like Magic Beach, Imagine, My Farm and Are We There Yet, have found their way onto bookshelves in many households and schools all over Australia and the world. More recently, Kissed by the Moon, has helped boost sales of Alison’s books to well over 1 million copies.
The Fish Creek shop, which has been open for just over 3 years now, has been added to many peoples “must do’ list of places to visit, and is a great addition to the small artistic towns quirky collection of galleries and cafes.
The official launch will take place at 2pm, when Alison will read the book, in attendance with representatives of Affirm Press. This is Alison’s first book with Affirm, a Melbourne based publishing house.
The new book will be available on the day, as well as all of Alison’s other books, and Alison will be signing copies.
We will have a new range of prints and cards from the book, including the opportunity to have a personalised cover. Limited edition prints will be available on the day, with the speech bubble blank, and we will have award winning calligrapher Lynne Muir in residence to inscribe a name or a special message of your choice.
We will also have the shop pony, “noni”, set up in a special place and the kids can have their photo taken with our shop instamatic camera, for you to take home as a memento!
Come and make a day of it in Fish Creek! Sunday November 19.