At Byron Writers Festival’s Kids Big Day Out on Sunday, there was plenty for kids and parents alike to be excited about.
Pat Davern, author of Alexander the Elephant in Zanzibarand the accompanying musical CD, toured for 20 years with the band Grinspoon before deciding to write a children’s book and accompanying musical based on stories told to him by his Father, master storyteller James Davern.
The disc is available from the ABC shop, and includes a catchy soundtrack to accompany Davern’s original story of a pink elephant with purple spots who is quite small for an elephant.
Davern remarked that the story not only has a great environmental message, but also that, ‘Alexander is different but he can still be the hero of the story’.
Davern also suggested that it is a great alternative to Frozen, which he is sick of hearing about. The sage nods of parents in the audience told me that plenty of parents agree with him.