Grace’s art to grace illustrated storybook
GRACE Barbour from John XXIII College is among 20 students whose artwork will feature in an illustrated storybook.
The Year 5 student entered the annual Help a Child Grow Art Competition to illustrate the supplied storybook Jake’s First Sleepover, which includes characters with disabilities.
Just 20 students were chosen from more than 6000 entries to have their artwork included in the book.
They were recognised at a function where Therapy Focus chairman Pete Mildenhall and author Bec Oakley unveiled Jake’s First Sleepover.
“Kids really seem to have responded to the messages in the Jake series,” Ms Oakley said.
“I think it’s because despite his disability they can relate to Jake’s experiences – like losing a tooth or going to a sleepover for the first time.”
All primary schools in WA have received a complimentary copy of Jake’s First Sleepover for their school library.
Therapy Focus chairman Pete Mildenhall and author Bec Oakley with Grace Barbour, whose drawing is included in the book Jake’s First Sleepover.