Preferred audience: primary and secondary students; adults
A born storyteller-come-overnight success, Patrick has had five picture books signed with Little Hare over the past two years. His stories are heartfelt explorations of courage, kindness and the joys of being a kid.
Patrick’s visits are interactive and fun, but he is always willing to bare his soul and discuss the deeper motivations behind his books. His first book, the best-selling That’s What Wings Are For, was inspired by his son’s battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and provides a perfect vehicle for celebrating diversity. His heart-on-sleeve Q&A session was very well received at the Eltham New Voices Festival last year.
With his latest book, Patrick challenges the audience to feats of daring and kindness en route to joining The Ricker Racker Club.