By Sharon Giltrow
Humour connects, engages, and draws people in. It is a powerful tool that can be used to deliver important messages.
Gavin Aung Than, New York Times best selling cartoonist, uses humor in his graphic novel , SUPER SIDEKICKS BOOK 2 - OCEAN'S REVENGE to introduce young readers to...
"A giant whirlpool of rubbish soup the size of a small country"- Gavin Aung Than
SUPER SIDEKICKS BOOK 2 – OCEAN’S REVENGE
Written and Illustrated by: Gavin Aung Than
Published by: Penguin Random House Australia, September 2019
US release: July 2021
The Super Sidekicks are back! An unidentified object is heading straight for the city, moving fast! Something fishy is going on . . .The world’s superheroes are missing, and humankind is under threat from an ancient underwater menace! Can the super sidekicks save the planet before it’s too late?
OCEAN’S REVENGE, won the 2020 Environment Award for Children's Literature in Australia.
Let’s see how Gavin adds humour to this serious subject…
G-"Here, the Super Sidekicks prepare to meet an underwater enemy headed their way. We see how they use teamwork to overcome any obstacles, while also being close enough to make fun of each other at the same time. Just wait until to you see what they find in the ocean!"
In the first spread Gavin uses a funny premise- What if you could hear other people’s thoughts? And their biggest fear is a swimming clown.
The second spread uses great super silly words – FHOOF! SCHURLLP. As well as a pun on godspeed – GOOspeed!
Well, that’s it from me this month, see you in July, with another great Aussie book.
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Sharon Giltrow grew up in South Australia, the youngest of eight children, surrounded by pet sheep and fields of barley. She now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, two children and a tiny dog. Sharon has taught for all of her career. Previously a teacher of children who are hearing impaired and Deaf-Blind, she now teaches young children with Developmental Language Disorder. Her humorous debut PB BEDTIME DADDY! released May 2020 through EK books. Sharon’s humorous follow up PB GET READY, MAMA! Is due to be released through EK books in 2022. She was awarded The Paper Bird Fellowship for Writers in 2019, during this time she wrote her early middle grade book SAMARA RUBIN AND THE UTILITY BELT, which will be released in 2021 through Clear Fork Publishing’s new imprint &MG. She was recently awarded a U-15 K Arts Grant to further develop her early middle grade series – THE UTILITY BELT.
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Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with editor/art director, & CBA Director Mira Reisberg PhD who is handing her Mondays over to awesome former now traditionally pubbed students to widen their audience.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
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