Two of the biggest stars for the littlest readers ensure Adelaide Writers’ Week begins with a bang at 9am, so make sure your children or grandchildren don’t miss this exclusive double act!
At 9am, join best selling family favourite Andy Griffiths for some interactive treehouse fun. There’ll be giant fighting robots, a marshmallow machine, jokes and general silliness. Along the way Andy will endeavour to answer all your questions and will also reveal some of the new levels in the forthcoming 130-Storey Treehouse.
Join top children's author Julia Donaldson, her guitar-playing husband Malcolm and friends for an out-of-this-world show full of songs and storytelling. With old favourites and new tales to discover, get ready to enter the deep dark wood with The Gruffalo, win a gold star with our favourite dragon Zog before you zoom into space with The Smeds and the Smoos. Come along and join in the adventure!
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Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 30 bestselling books and sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA)—including Book of the Year for The 91-Storey Treehouse in 2015. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.
Julia Donaldson has written some of the world's best-loved children's books, including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide. She was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature.