Author Anjuli Kaney visits the JS Library
From Rachael Hind and Gemma Wilson, Teacher Librarians
Dr Anjuli Kaney (Collegian, Class of 2010) visited our Year 2 Library lessons on 24 March to share her newly published book, Benny and the Boogie Monster. The students enjoyed hearing Anjuli read the story and asked her many questions about the writing process. The students delighted in re-creating Anjuli’s Boogie Monster character and sharing them with her.
Synopsis: Benny is afraid of the dark. But most of all Benny is afraid of the Boogie Monster! One night after his mummy tucks him into bed, Benny stumbles into a mysterious land where he comes face to face with his greatest fear - the Boogie Monster! However, when the Boogie Monster begins tapping his feet to the sound of music, Benny realises perhaps things are not as scary as they seem.
Whilst Anjuli has a passion for storytelling, she is also a qualified Dental Surgeon and currently resides in Sydney. Anjuli had said that she was greatly looking forward to returning to the College to see the changes that have taken place over the past 10 years and sharing this story with the Radford students.
Anjuli initially completed the majority of this book for a Year 12 Children's Literature assignment. Eleven years on, she thanks her former Year 12 English Teacher, Mr Geoff Piggott, for his encouragement in getting the book published.
We are very grateful to the Radford Collegians Association for organising the visit, and wish Anjuli all the best with her book and future writing endeavours.
The book is now available for purchase.