My Superhero: children’s author Chris Owen to host storytellings at Little Feet Festival in Joondalup


Children’s author Chris Owen.
Children’s author Chris Owen.

CHILDREN’S author Chris Owen is sure to attract a crowd when he appears at the 2016 Little Feet Festival.

Owen, who is well known for his award-winning picture book My Superhero, will be conducting four 20-minute storytelling sessions during the annual festival, which returns to the grounds of ECU Joondalup on Sunday.

While superheroes have attributes such as amazing strength, incredible speed and sensational costumes, Owen’s book focuses on some of their less celebrated skills.

The former radio journalist’s participation in the festival is fitting given this year’s theme encourages children to celebrate the talents and qualities that make them ‘superkids’.

Owen’s storytelling sessions will be held in the storytelling tent at 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

The tent will also feature Popping Tales interactive storytelling sessions where young festivalgoers can create and direct a silly super story.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said this year’s festival aimed to inspire young people to use their imagination as they create, explore, discover and play across the festival site.

“The Little Feet Festival has been staged in our City for more than two decades and we are now seeing many adults who came to the festival as children returning with their own kids,” he said.

All festival activities are suitable for kids aged 12 and under and the event will include a toddler-friendly area and a parent pit stop.