Scruffy and Silk

Author Visits

Schools, Kindergartens, Libraries, Playgroups

Karen is a children’s author with a teaching background in special education.  She has a Masters in Education focussing on Learning Difficulties and Counselling.  Karen’s teaching background includes literacy and numeracy in TAFE and secondary schools.  She has also worked as a primary school chaplain.

Karen is now writing children’s picture books which help address student self-esteem, individual differences, emotions and relationships.

Karen visits schools, kindergartens, playgroups and libraries to share her book, songs and class activities; and answers questions about the life of an author.

‘Karen held a great book reading for our school. She was a fantastic presenter and role model for our young writers. I would definitely recommend her for engaging young readers and writers to further develop their own sense of being an author.’

Iain McDonald – Prep Teacher, Eastwood Primary School

‘We were delighted to have a visit from Karen Kepert.   We were rapt to have her read to us. Her story about Scruffy & Silk brought up emotions and behaviours that the kindergarten-aged children found relatable and were relevant to them.’

 Anita Matthews – Teacher, Heathmont East Preschool

Scruffy and Silk is about a cat and a dog and their different personalities.  It helps explore individual differences.

The simple text uses alliteration, repetition, and descriptive action words aimed at early primary school readers. Scruffy is an appealing hairy little terrier and quite a contrast to the elegant and decorous Silk. The hand-drawn pencil illustrations by Kaz Clarke bring the story to life, with Scruffy’s expressive eyes and Silk’s monobrow and bow tied around the top knot on her head.

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