Zombie animals terrify at Telling Tales


Last weekend I visited Balingup for their annual Telling Tales Children’s Storytelling Festival.

Balingup is a beautiful town in the South-West Region surrounded by farms, bushland and pine forest. When the sun is out the scenery is stunning – it’s all green hills and winding valleys. But on cold winter mornings a mist descends upon the town, which creates an incredibly spooky atmosphere. It’s the perfect setting for a scary story …

… so in my sessions I read my new book My Dead Bunny ! Then I gave some demonstrations for how to draw zombie animals:

… then the kids designed their own. Here’s a whole zombie zoo:

The Telling Tales Festival also features a fancy dress parade of children’s characters, always a laugh. The Balingup locals really get involved.

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Huge thanks to the Balingup ladies who organise the festival year after year – it’s always heaps of fun! Thank you for having me.

Author: James Foley

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong. His books include Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, Chickensaurus, Toffle Towers, My Dead Bunny and There's Something Weird About Lena. James lives in Perth with his wife, 2 kids, and a labrador. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at www.jamesfoley.com.au .

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