Mak­ing kids happy

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Peo­ple from all walks of life have given their happy thoughts to writer Melissa Me­bus in sup­port of chil­dren’s char­ity Kid­sCan. The happy mem­o­ries and mus­ings of more than 50 New Zealan­ders have been com­piled in the book My Happy Place il­lus­trated by school­child­ren. Ac­tor Sam Neill, world cham­pion shearer David Fa­gan and Herne Bay au­thor Witi Ihi­maera are among those who put pen to pa­per for the char­ity which sup­ports dis­ad­van­taged Kiwi kids. In­spi­ra­tion for My Happy Place came from a con­cern for chil­dren liv­ing in poverty and a fas­ci­na­tion with how young peo­ple in­ter­pret life through il­lus­tra­tion, Ms Me­bus says. A do­na­tion will be made to Kid­sCan with ev­ery copy of My Happy Place sold. The book is avail­able on­line at small­fish.co.nz and in se­lected stores na­tion­wide.

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