Local Victorian surf coast pair Sally Cordner and Lucy Simms have joined forces to release their first children’s book, called I’m a Nipper Now, and we have 10 copies up for grabs!
The book is inspired by a real-life group of six friends, who embark on their first day of Nippers. Unsure, afraid and with many reservations the children witness a real lift surf rescue before their eyes – what an introduction to your first day at Nippers.
Alarmed by the water safety trends and with a history of community involvement in Surf Life Saving, Sally and Lucy realised there was a strong message to reach young children around participation in Surf Life Saving from a young age. Sally, the books author, has a keen interest in literature and with a career spanning primary school teaching and management roles, she has the perfect foundation to embark on the world of children’s books.
Lucy, Sally’s niece is an artist who’s works are typically inspired by the beach, sports, and people and it was therefore fitting for her to take on the illustrator’s role. They quickly became the perfect duo to take on this exciting new challenge together
The children’s book as been developed in partnership with an Australian independent publisher Boolarong Press and Surf Life Saving Australia. A donation will be made to Surf Life Saving Australia with every book purchase, as well as aiming to raise awareness of beach safety and boost interest in Nipper programs across Australia.
To find out more about this great book and to support local authors visit I’m A Nipper Now.
Please note this competition is open from 20th February 2023 until 19th March 2023 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.