If you’ve never asked Lost Sheep author and illustrator Andrew McDonough to visit your school, you’re missing out! He tells stories, draws, takes the kids behind the scenes of creating a book and if you give him a coffee he will even do the staff devotions. How fantastic is an Andrew McDonough author visit? Read the comments from teachers and students below. To book a school visit, find out more, or hassle Andrew as to why he hasn’t visited your state lately, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Term 4 2017 What about a Christmas themed School Visit?
Term Four is a great time to have Andrew visit your school. He has five knew stories, a stack of Christmas stories and he can sign loads of books for the kids.
When will Andrew be in your area in 2018?
February: The United Kingdom!
Yes! We’ve kicked Andrew out of the country for a month. He’ll be running storytelling workshops at the Hand in Hand Conference: London 9/10 Feb, Bradford 23-25 Feb. So if you have a school/church or bingo night in England why not invite Andrew along.
Brisbane: March 4-5
A jet-lagged and incoherent Andrew will stagger off the plane to run some workshops at the Ignite Conference in Brisbane. If you ask him nicely he might stay on for a day or two to speak at your school on the Monday.
Western New South Wales or any where else.
Come on schools let’s get Andrew away from the city smoke. Have a yak to the other schools in your area and see if we can put together a 3 or 4 day trip for Andrew. He likes a drive, Adelaide is only a couple of days drive from most schools in the country.
Book Week 17-24 August 2018
South Australia: Andrew lives in your area so he has no excuses for not rocking up for a visit.
The Three Wise Camels ready to visit your school.
They've packed their bags and will be there soon. Once they get through customs.
I hope 'What Star is that?' is in your school Library.
Brown Cow would like to come too.
The original 1990 Three Wise Camels
The camels began as stick figures.
The 1994 version. The publisher said 'No Thanks'.
1994 Sopwith Camel. Snoopy fans will get this.
Camel reference materials from Andrew's Grandpa's archive. Grandpa was a super artist.
How to draw a happy camel.
Another happy camel.
You also need to be able to draw grumpy camels.
Pencil drawing of astronomy loving camel. WOW that is a big telescope!
Bethlehem Town pencil drawing.
Drawing dancing shepherds in socks is an important skill.
Bethlehem Town pencil work.
Cow, donkey and Grandma.
Laying out a crowd scene. Where should we put everyone?
Line Art. I use a 6mm felt pen.
Proofing can get messy! Six people checked this page at some stage.
Hooray! The proofs are back from the printers. Where did he get his hair cut?
Bethlehem Town proofs. The colours pop! Why are half the pages up-side-down?
Hooray! The book has arrived! Here is the 2014 version hot off the press with the 1990 original.
The Three Wise Camels book 2014
While this is a fun picture, it makes me sad and it makes me pray. There are so many people living in war zones.
Andrew and Claudia the Caterpillar at Hope School in Cambodia 2013. (used with permission)
"All of our students loved having author and illustrator Andrew McDonough visit our school. Students were able to see, learn and understand about the book making process. Andrew kept students of all ages (R-7) captivated with his vibrantly illustrated stories, life experiences and drawing prowess."
Redeemer Lutheran College Nuriootpa S.A.
"Fabulous. The students, staff and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed Andrew’s presentations at the assembly and to each class. It was so much fun, Andrew makes his stories come alive, he uses so much expression for the different characters. He had complete control of every class so the teachers could relax and enjoy the sessions as well. For the dollars paid it was absolute value for money!"
The Good Shepherd Lutheran College Angaston S.A.
"Your drawings are the best drawings I have ever seen."
"When Andrew McDonough comes to visit it is like a feast. When you read his books they’re like a hamburger. They have so many layers and you enjoy all of it. Once you start you don’t want to stop."
"I really enjoyed Andrew McDonough’s visit because we could do heaps of cool things. We did drawing and making stories and we learnt the structure of a story and how to plan one."
Patrick Yr 7
"It was fun when we did the actions to Zac. I really enjoyed your fantastic session."
"I loved Andrew McDonough’s visit. He took us on a journey from outback Australia to Mount Everest; from the paddock to the pond and from Earth to Heaven and back."