Wayne the Wobbly Watermelon

About the Book

As Wayne attempts to conquer his wobbles, he embarks on a thrilling journey down wavering lane, where mishaps and mayhem unfold. A crash through Terry’s dojo doors introduces Wayne to a cast of colourful characters.
In a cascade of comical chaos, Wayne discovers an unexpected gift within his wibbles, leaving Terry astonished. Could Wayne’s unpredictable nature become the key to mastering martial arts? Join this rollicking adventure filled with laughter, wiggles, and valuable lessons that prove even the wobbliest can find their way!
Because it’s these wibbles and wobbles that make us truly extraordinary.

Within the pages of this book children will learn the power of:

  • Acceptance of Differences: Wayne’s wobbles teach young readers to embrace their uniqueness and appreciate the diversity in those around them.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Wayne’s journey demonstrates the importance of facing challenges with determination and turning perceived weaknesses into strengths.
  • Teamwork and Unity: Terry’s students unite to handle unexpected chaos, showing children the strength found in collaboration and unity.
  • Uniqueness is a Strength: Through Wayne’s story, kids learn that what makes them different is what makes them strong.
  • Positive Role Models: Terry, the tough tawt tomato, serves as a role model, teaching children to look beyond appearances and see the potential in others.
  • Learning from Mistakes: Wayne’s accidental adventure emphasizes the valuable lesson that mistakes can lead to unexpected opportunities and growth.
  • Empathy and Understanding: The characters’ reactions highlight the importance of understanding and appreciating the unique abilities of others, fostering empathy.

About the Author

Todd Smith is a carpenter from Brisbane who has spent his entire adult life building houses, but when it comes to reading and writing he has always felt a little wobbly. So, like Wayne, Todd decided to try something new and out of the blue, here is a new book just for you.

I hope Wayne brings some excitement to your day and inspires you to do something different too, maybe something you never thought you could do.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

The underlying message of the book is having a go at something even if you feel like you can’t.
it is about a watermelon that is wobbly and decides to go on an adventure to Terry’s taekwondo to cure his wibbles. a cascade of mistakes after mistake finally gets him there with a happy ending for Wayne

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

It’s for children ages 4 to 8 but also fun for the parents to read.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

Vincent the Vein by Sam Lloyd is one of my all-time favourite children’s books to read to my kids.
I love the way it’s written and putting on a voice for Vincent is fun.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

just go for it! the joy of writing is there are no rules

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

Facebook is about it. I feel like I need to get all the socials now.

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