INNOVATIVE AUSSIE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS

INNOVATIVE AUSSIE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
BY CRIC CROC ENTERPRISES

I am Anthony Buirchell, Australian author,with a passion to write Children’s Picture Books. I need you to assist me to make my vision a reality. You can do this for very little but your rewards will be substantial.

I have been keenly interested in writing children’s books that entertain and educate since I first attended high school at Kojonup. As a country boy I had the world of my little country town as my oyster, walking and riding all over the district, finding and observing new and exciting animals and plants. I wanted to share my experiences with others but had no means at that young age.

At home my brothers and sisters had no books and it wasn’t until second year high school that I discovered the town library and books.What a treasure trove.

I decided I wanted to write like the great authors of my childhood but my teachers had other thoughts and my creative side was unfortunately suppressed. As I matured I became a teacher and found I had a clever imagination and loved to sprout silly, nonsensical rhymes. My students loved this and encouraged me but the written words stayed hidden.

In 2013 I retired after 45 years in education. With the encouragement of my partner, Deb Johnson, I began to do research and to write. She encourages me even giggling at my rhymes and then admiring my clever efforts. So my writing career that had been dormant for over 50 years sprang to life.

I hope that the beneficiaries of my books are the children who get to read them or have them read out loud by parents and grandparents. I hope their creative selves burst forth and aren’t made to wait 50 years like mine.

The written word has come to life and colour after finding an illustrator, Nikki Ball. She has added so much more to the story.

To fulfil the dream of producing these books and to employ Nikki as a quality illustrator I need your belief in reading as the most important of all educational skills to be taught to children from the youngest age.

Cric Croc is Born
Cric Croc is Born

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Anthony W Buirchell
February 17, 2016
Thank you for your contribution. Your help is appreciated. Keep spreading the word.

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Anthony W Buirchell
February 20, 2016
Interesting side competition building:

Interstate we have West Australia showing they are the givers with Queensland not far behind.

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Anthony W Buirchell
February 21, 2016
Slowly creeping up which is fabulous to see as each amount makes a dream come true and this will in turn make hundreds of children very happy. Thank you to those backers who have rushed forward to believe in me and the book Cric Croc Rocs. The illustrations by Nikki Ball alone make getting a copy worthwhile they are first class.

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Anthony W Buirchell
February 28, 2016
What can I saybut a very humble THANK YOU to all those who have reached into their hearts and pledged their money. Please read all the comments as they sum up beautifully what I am trying to achieve. Those who pledge will end up with a valuable package and no doubt in the future the children, parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians will be grateful for the delightful little character who enlivens the book CRIC CROC ROCS. Add the cuddly, lovable little plush toy crocodile then you will have a living memory.

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Anthony W Buirchell
March 10, 2016
We spent the 4 days across the weekend visiting the towns of Kojonup, Katanning, Broomehill, Gnowangerup where I was born and brought up. Gnowangerup was my first teaching job. There are lots of people in these communities who I know and are very community minded. One would hope they can see the value of what I am trying to achieve.

We came back to Perth via Wagin, Narrogin, Pingelly and Brookton. If you look through my photos on Facebook you will see each town entry sign and all the crocodiles lined up.

Hi to all those who remember me.