Author Spotlight – Penny Macoun
Literacy | Author Spotlight
Meet Australian author Penny Macoun as she discusses her picture book Gorkle, an adventure in cyberspace.
Gorkle is a gremilin who lives in cyberspace and tries to add colour to his world by collecting text messages from satellites that transmit the messages around Earth. When John and Xin discover Gorkle and what he is doing, they promise to send him some text messages of his own if he promises to leave other people’s messages alone.
Read the story to your children and share information about Penny’s writing process. Use discussions about the book to inspire children’s imaginations and writing.
Print the interview to display in the classroom or include in a class book about writers and illustrators.