Two hot-of-the-press workshops built around each of my two new picture book titles - Hedgehog the Wonder Dog and HEAVY are now open for bookings for schools or other organisations looking for creative incursions or Author Visits in Terms 2 and 3, 2023.
Are you a school teacher looking for an awesomely creative AND educational incursion for Prep – Grade 6?
'Magic & Scribbles' is a 1 hour, highly interactive workshop created by Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward to suit larger groups & full cohorts. We've created a highlight reel of some of the best bits of our other popular workshops and rolled them all into one deliciously creative and inspirational hour.
Sea Stories creative workshops for children encourage participants to enjoy, respect and protect our oceans. Dive into a multi-disciplinary exploration of ocean environments, using books by Dannika Patterson, as reference texts.
A creative workshop celebrating story, imaginative play and thinking...outside the box!
Scribbly Gum Secrets – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds #CBCA2020
Flipping through the pages of Scribbly Gum Secrets is like taking a walk through the Australian bush...without the risk of creepy-crawly bites! It's the story of four reluctant adventurers with wild minds discovering a world full of natural wonders, curious creatures and the truth behind those squiggly marks on the scribbly gum trees...
'The first duty of a book is to be fascinating. Our society can’t afford kids who expect or accept boredom. We need young people with the vision, knowledge confidence & joy in the natural world to learn & work & innovate to save our planet. A book can help kids love the world.' Jackie French
When I received my first rejection letter, generically worded as it was, I felt...honored. A bit special. Like I'd earned my first Brownie badge. Lost my first tooth. Received my first 'participation' medal on sports day. Rejection is a writer's right of passage, after all.
In Defence of Rhyme
To rhyme or not to rhyme? This is the question on my mind of late.