Children’s book a gas
DRAGON STORY TO STRIKE A CHORD WITH KIDS
FERGUS the Farting Dragon is the latest children’s book by Baldivis author Monique Mulligan.
Illustrated by Veronica Rooke of Warnbro, the story delivers the message that being different is ‘hip’.
Fergus is different to other dragons. But when people make fun of him, he has an ear-splitting, eyewatering, toe-curling, stinkmaking response – he farts.
When a cheeky knight in a fire-proof suit steals a precious dragon egg, the other dragons are at a loss and it is left to Fergus to get the egg back.
Ms Mulligan said it took her years to be comfortable saying that F-word.
“But two boys soon got me over that and I realised two things: one, that kids love stories and jokes with the word fart in them; two, so do grown men,” she said.
“That was when Fergus was the Farting born.”
Mulligan especially had fun with rhyme in the story.
The book is available in selected book shops and online, including from Serenity Press in Waikiki. Visit www.serenitypress.org. Dragon
Monique Mulligan and Veronica Rooke.