Zombie animals terrify at Telling Tales

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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.

#Balingup Telling Tales Festival

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#Balingup Telling Tales Fest parade, with Sean E Avery

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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 makes books for courageous kids. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at www.facebook.com/jamesfoleyillustrations , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at www.jamesfoley.com.au

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