Tiger’s tale to be launched
Tiger and the Talking Pond is a new book by local writer Wendy Ward. It is a children’s story of a rescued kitten’s adventures on a farm and what he discovers about the talking pond. The book launch will be at Springvale Playcentre on Sunday, December 9 at 2pm.
“Tiger and the Talking Pond started out as a story for my grandchildren,” Wendy says. “I discovered and rescued a mother cat and four kittens from where they lived under the church in Taumarunui.
“We ended up keeping Tiger, and this is based on what happened to him as he grew up.”
After moving back to Whanganui, Wendy met illustrator Marion Rainforth and publisher Jenn Falconer, and the book is the result of a collaboration between them.
It is an illustrated, humorous story suitable for 7 to 10-yearolds. The story about the rescued kitten includes topics of kindness, making mistakes, second chances, being resilient in the face of difficulties and the importance of solving problems together.
Wendy has had several articles and poems published, and was shortlisted as a prize winner in the national Ashton Wylie Mind, Body and Spirit award. While this is her first published children’s story, she has written tales of life on the farm in Taumarunui.
There will be SPCA kittens at the launch.
Wendy Ward and her book Tiger and the Talking Pond. The book will be launched this Sunday.