Woof, the pho­to­bomb­ing pup­pet

Bay News - - FRONT PAGE - By Re­becca Mauger

When the Queen pho­to­bombed hockey ath­letes at the Olympic Games, it gave Sharyn Jones a great idea for a chil­dren’s book.

She’swrit­ten Woof, The Pho­to­bomb­ing Sock Pup­pet, a chil­dren’s book, which was pub­lished last month.

“If the Queen can pho­to­bomb, then I can write a story about it,” the au­thor says. “It was so fun to see the Queen hav­ing fun and pho­to­bomb­ing, chil­dren love to pho­to­bomb as well.”

The story is about shy Bobby Brown who wouldn’t have his photo taken. He used his sock pup­pet friend Woof in­stead, to pho­to­bomb all the pho­tos he could in­clud­ing im­por­tant oc­ca­sions likewed­ding an­niver­saries. His fam­ily de­spaired and even­tu­ally get him to stop us­ing Woof af­ter his con­fi­dence was boosted. Bobby ends up pho­to­bomb­ing all by him­self.

The cute book is pub­lished by Austin Ma­cauley Pub­lish­ers who ar­ranged for its il­lus­tra­tions.

This is Sharyn’s first chil­dren’s book for wide pub­li­ca­tion. The Greer­ton Vil­lage School teacher has had two ed­u­ca­tional school jour­nals pub­lished be­fore— one about the Port of Tau­ranga and a fun one with a lost and found theme.

Sharyn says the chil­dren love Woof the sock pup­petwhich she uses when read­ing the story. The chil­dren love his funny ex­pres­sions, she says. Sharyn lives in Wel­come Bay. Woof, The Pho­to­bomb­ing Sock Pup­pet is avail­able on Austin­macauley.com and Ama­zon.

Sock pup­pets do the pho­to­bomb­ing in Sharyn Jones’ book.

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