Hosted by Hot 91’s Toddy, the book launch will blast off at 2pm at the Maroochydore Library. There will be free face painting, lucky dip prizes, cake, drinks, and a chance to meet the Author and book characters.
Local mother, Angela Bueti is creator of WOW books 4 boys. Her mission is simple…to get young boys reading!
“The books have been designed to appeal to boys aged 4 to 8 years,” Angela said. “They are full of colour, excitement and wonderful animated illustrations.”
The books revolve around two cheeky characters called Scratch and Patch who will be making a special guest appearance at the book launch!
With a primary school teaching degree and specialist literacy qualifications, Angela has nearly 20 years experience as an educator and literacy expert.
“I think it is important to encourage young boys to love reading as much as they love riding a bike or kicking a football,” she said.
In a recent report by the Department of Education and Training, more than one-third of five-year-old children in Queensland are not regularly read to at home. Angela said she felt this was a worrisome statistic.
“As parents and educators we know that boys can be reluctant readers and they can fall behind their female peers in literacy.”
After struggling to find books that her eldest son actually wanted to read, Angela created the Scratch and Patch series.
“Boys need books which are interesting, stimulating and entertaining while also being at an appropriate reading level, and that’s what we’ve created” Mrs Bueti said.
Parents concerned with developing their son’s love for reading can visit the WOW website: www.wowbooks4boys.com. It is a fantastic resource for advice, activities and free downloads to aid in children’s reading.
Anyone interested in attending WOW books 4 boys launch can RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 16 October.