Book launch brings laughs

LAUNCHED: Illustrator Jonny Tisdall and writer Jo Andrews celebrate the launch of the book 'The Things People Say and the Way Children Hear Them'. Photo: Supplied.
LAUNCHED: Illustrator Jonny Tisdall and writer Jo Andrews celebrate the launch of the book 'The Things People Say and the Way Children Hear Them'. Photo: Supplied.

A book sharing the funny things kids sometimes say to adults has been launched at Victor Harbor's St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Written by local author Jo Andrews, the book is called The Things People Say and the Way Children Hear Them.

It is a collection of amusing stories she has heard from the mouths of her children, grandchildren and friends.

"I wrote it for something to do during the pandemic," Ms Andrews said.

"I guarantee each little tale is true, and if they do not bring a smile to the reader's face or make them laugh, I will refund the money.

"You can keep it for yourself or use it as an ideal present."

As part of the festivities, members of the audience stood up to tell their own favourite stories about what kids say, with the best storytellers winning prizes.

Proceeds from the sale of each book will go to the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.

On hand to speak at the launch last Thursday was illustrator Jonny Tisdall and a representative of Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, Milly Pink.

Vinnies' local conference treasurer Joe Ryan told the crowd of more than 50 that hunger and homelessness on the south coast were at "critical" levels and available funds had been reduced substantially by the COVID-19 outbreak.

After the ceremonies, dozens of copies of the book were sold at $15 each, many of them autographed by the writer.

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