BALDIVIS Primary School students Bailey McDougall (Year 4) and Anderson Gray (Year 5) have teamed up to create picture book The Lonely Dino, which launches tomorrow at the Rockingham Central Library.
Produced as part of Serenity Press’s KiddyInks program, Bailey’s story was chosen from about 40 story books submitted by students at the school.
Anderson was chosen to illustrate Bailey’s story, after her drawing ability impressed the Serenity Press team.
Serenity Press co-director Monique Mulligan said when she read the manuscript she was captivated.
“Aimed at four to eight year olds, this story made me smile and is written from the heart,” she said.
“It’s a funny story about a lonely dinosaur who wants someone to help her build a ladder, but even when everyone says no she doesn’t give up.
“It has a lovely message about resilience, which is exactly what we were looking for.”
Deputy principal George Scicluna said she wanted students to take part in KiddyInks to engage in a legitimate book writing competition.
“Through the competition students have learned the skills needed to create and illustrate a book based on a given topic: resilience,” he said,
“Two classes took part and the students have been ignited with a passion to write and create images.”