Boogie Woogie Bird by Alison Stegert Book Launch

Saturday 21 May 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
Single Ticket $10.00, Family Book and Ticket $24.99
Tickets available until 21 May 2022 10:30 AM

Join Ali Stegert as Aleesah Darlison launches BOOGIE WOOGIE BIRD, a joyous picture book illustrated by Sandra Severgni about a clumsy Curlew who dances his way to love.

It's a Disco Party Book Launch, so wear something sparkly and get ready to shake your tail feathers. A talented sister-duo will demonstrate dance moves, and we'll play musical games and make birdie crafts. Ali encourages everyone to dance along while she reads the story, so bring your disco kids and Let's Boogie!

Curlew's lonely shrieking frazzles his friends. They beg him to try fancy dancing to woo a mate sending him to the best birdy dancers in the bush. But clumsy Curlew can't find his groove - until the right bird comes along.

Alison Stegert is a children’s author, animal lover, and self-professed menace on the dancefloor. While she can’t boogie-woogie, she can tappy-typey a good story. Boogie Woogie Bird is Alison’s first picture book and an homage to goofy dancers everywhere. It *may* include autobiographical elements. Her middle grade novel The Remarkables will be published by Chicken House Books in 2023 after winning the international competition, the 2021 Times/Chicken House/IET 150 Prize. Alison is the state director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI QLD) and founder of the Sunshine Coast Writers’ Roundtable. She and partner Paul are parents to three grown daughters and two snorty dogs, Huckleberry and Fink. More details at

Aleesah Darlison is an internationally published, award-winning Australian author of over 50 books for children. She is known for her books that champion the cause of animals and the environment and for her stories that empower children. Aleesah has won or been shortlisted for many awards including the Environment Award for Children's Literature, the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, and the Speech Pathology Book fo the Year Awards. In 2021, she was awarded an Australia Day honour from the Sunshine Coast Council (QLD). Aleesah has served as a Director of the Writing NSW Kids & YA Festival and is a current Panel Chair and Judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. More details at: