Grandparents' Day - Celebrating Grandparents Story Time and Craft
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where the Wild Things Are
Show off your Grandparents this Grandparents' Day with a special Where the Wild Things Are celebration. A story time with author Andrea Gallagher will be followed by craft to get everyone involved - young and not-so-young. Grandparents and Grandkids, get out together and celebrate your unique connection, then pop into the newly opened Avid Kitchen + Garden for a special morning tea that’s all about family. All ages welcome!
Andrea Gallagher is the author of two children’s alphabet picture books, Superstar Grandmas and Mega-rad Grandads. Some books are just for fun and other books have a job to do. Superstar Grandmas and Mega-rad Grandads are a pair of picture books created around a group of real-life seniors to show a modern image of grandparents at play, and to get kids, parents, and grandparents talking about the content together.
The books each feature an alphabet of alliteration-heavy rhymes that tell stories about different people from within Andrea’s community, illustrated with detailed portraits of the real people.
After more than 15 years of working as a writer and communications specialist in the corporate sector, Andrea stepped out to create books that will bring generations together to read. She has gone from teaching adults about better business writing, to delivering workshops for young learners that will inspire a love of writing and a special appreciation for her favourite subject-matter, grandparents.
Andrea also regularly presents about her life story to audiences of all ages: a story of learning to walk and talk again as a teenager, and then becoming a ‘Slightly-Broken Supermodel’ to overcome her disability and re-build her self-confidence.