Faimlies Hae a Gran Time at Beuk Launch Event
Doric Books latest bairn’s beuk wis launcht at a faimly acteevity day. The Tint Aig beuk launch teen place on Sunday at Greenmyres Eco Bothy bi Huntly.
Written an illustratit bi local author Aaron Gale, e beuk tells e story o a wee robin reidbreest, fa fins a mystery aig lyin on e ground an gings on a quest to fin e ainer. As weel as encouragin bairns tae read an listen in Doric, e beuk is packit wi facks an information aboot local birds an wildlife.
E event wis weel attendit, wi faimlies enjoyin picnics in e scenic surroondins an engagin in a hantle o hauns-on acteevities on offer.
Storytellin sessions bi Aaron an fellow Doric Books author an storyteller, Jackie Ross, were weel received an enjoyt bi baith bairns an adults.
Bairns were invitit tae decorate their ain robin reidbreest pictur, creatin an affa bonnie display o colourfu designs.
Local ootdoor play leader Christine fae Tines Outdoor Adventure Day Service led bird box makin acteevities, wi bairns enjoyin gettin hauns-on tae mak their ain nest box tae tak hame.
Deveron Projects gairdener-in-residence Lindy Young, an Jess Carnegie fa gid her a haun, demonstratit foo tae mak a wurmery tae support gairden compostin, wi bairns able tae mak their ain wurmery on e day.
Huntly & District Swift Group telt fowk aa aboot local swifts, file e RSBP gid information aboot birdies an foo tae mak a bird feeder fae an aipple, an veesitors were able tae ging richt up close tae a puckle owls an ither birdies thanks tae 2wit2woo owl rescue.
Local ecologist John Malster led wakks roon Greenmyres wee lochan sharin information aboot e birds an wildlife fund narbi.
Spikin aboot e foo he cum up wi e story, Aaron commentit, “I hiv aye been a bit o a bird watcher, an hid a bit o an idea fur a story aboot gairden birds fur a puckle year. Fin e story o a tint aig poppit intae ma mind, e story seemt tae write itsel. It wis excitin tae feenally launch e beuk an see bairns an faimlies be inspiret tae continue readin an engagin in e mither tongue, as weel as learnin mair aboot e birds an wildlife aroon us.”
Families Enjoy Book Launch Event
Doric Books latest children’s book was launched at a family activity day.
The Tint Aig book launch took place on Sunday at Greenmyres Eco Bothy by Huntly.
Written and illustrated by local author Aaron Gale, the book tells the story of a little robin redbreast, who finds a mystery egg lying on the ground and goes on a quest to find the owner. As well as encouraging children to read and listen in Doric, the book is packed with facts and information about local birds and wildlife.
The event was well attended, with families enjoying picnics in the scenic surroundings and engaging in a variety of hands-on activities on offer.
Storytelling sessions by Mr Gale and fellow Doric Books author and storyteller, Jackie Ross, were well received and enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Children were invited to decorate their own robin redbreast picture, creating an array of colourful designs.
Local outdoor play leader Christine from Tines Outdoor Adventure Day Service led bird box making activities, with children enjoying getting hands-on to make their own nest box to take home.
Deveron Projects gardener-in-residence Lindy Young, assisted by colleague Jess Carnegie, demonstrated how to make a wormery to support garden composting, with children able to make their own wormery on the day.
Huntly & District Swift Group shared information on local swifts, while the RSBP provided information and bird feeder making activities, and visitors were able to get up close to a variety of owls and birds thanks to 2wit2woo owl rescue.
Local ecologist John Malster led walks around Greenmyres pond sharing information about the birds and wildlife found nearby.
Talking about the concept behind the story, Mr Gale commented, “I have always been a bit of a bird watcher, and had a semi-formed idea for a story about garden birds for years. When the story of a lost egg popped into my mind, the story seemed to write itself. It was exciting to finally launch the book and see children and families be inspired to continue reading and engaging in the mother tongue, as well as learning more about the birds and wildlife around us.”