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Take Heart, Take Action


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Beci Orpin is a beloved Australian designer and illustrator. Her book for kids, Take Heart,Take Action, is filled with bold and beautiful illustrations and simple messages for children on how to make the world a better place: ‘be kind’, ‘don’t lose heart’, ‘compost’, ‘protect nature’. It’s a book to spark discussions about the planet and our place in it. 

Join us for this online school-holiday workshop with The Little Bookrooms Leesa Lambert and Beci herself. After a reading of the book from Leesa, Beci will tell kids about her artistic process – how the book was made and why she decided to make it. She’ll then get kids inspired to design their own illustrations and posters that promote making a positive impact on the world.

What you’ll need to take part

  • A piece of plain paper (A4 is good!)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or coloured pencils to make your own graphics

Download Beci’s print at home worksheet template here (Adobe PDF format).

This event is suitable for 4–8 year olds.

Our online bookseller for this event will be The Little Bookroom


Beci Orpin

Beci Orpin is a creative practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work occupies a space between illustration, design and craft. She has run a freelance studio for over 20 years, catering to a wide range of clients as well as exhibiting her work both locally and internationally. She has writte... Read more

Leesa Lambert

Leesa Lambert has been the proud custodian of Melbourne’s iconic children’s bookshop The Little Bookroom (celebrating 60 years in 2020) with her parents Ian and Lesley since 2008. Leesa’s passion is for matching readers with books and facilitating community connection in a collabo... Read more

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