Lo­cal kids trans­late kook­aburra laugh­ter

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CHIL­DREN from three Alpine com­mu­ni­ties will rel­ish the lo­cal pre­sen­ta­tion this week and next of a new book called ‘The laugh that shook the world’.

The kids have col­lab­o­rated with au­thor Craig Dent to tell the story of the kook­aburra – one of Aus­tralia’s most dis­tinc­tive birds.

Stu­dents from Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtle­ford, in groups, wrote “se­cret stan­zas’ – lines of po­etry – which were then in­cluded in the text.

Stanza writ­ers in­cluded Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege and Alpine Shire Li­braries’ Myrtle­ford branch par­tic­i­pants Aaron Kiss, Zoe Dood­e­waard, Jock Pas­coe and De­clan Tan­ner, Bright branch par­tic­i­pants Tanya Sims, Joshua Sims, Tay­lor Ather­stone and Alan Grasser, and Mount Beauty branch par­tic­i­pants Macken­zie Charl­ton, Bianca Perri and Carmela Perre.

Other chil­dren had a hand in con­tribut­ing il­lus­tra­tions for the book.

They will have the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their col­lab­o­ra­tion dur­ing a tour of Alpine schools and li­braries by Mr Dent from this week.

The pre­sen­ta­tions take place at Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege at 1pm and Myrtle­ford Li­brary at 3.30pm today (Novem­ber 15), Pore­punkah Pri­mary School at 2pm and Bright Li­brary at 3.30pm to­mor­row (Novem­ber 16), Wandiligong Pri­mary at 1pm and Har­ri­etville Pri­mary at 3pm on Fri­day (Novem­ber 17), and Mount Beauty Li­brary at 3.30pm on Novem­ber 22.

The book is avail­able from Dy­mocks Book­stores for $20 from Dy­mocks or can be or­dered via email from craig@ craig­dent.com.au.

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