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Kids can Meet Andy Griffiths
From Andy Griffiths Facebook

Famous children's author Andy Griffiths will be gadding around in the next few months, instead of sitting at his desk creating his colourful literary concoctions.

So it is a great chance for kids to meet him. And there are certainly no shortage of takers.

There are also a few parents who might like to get hold of the man responsible for their kids reading titles like Just Disgusting, The Day My Bum Went Psycho and Zombie Bums from Uranus.

But there are also any number who want to thank him for getting their kids reading.

From Andy Griffiths Facebook

The debate will rage for years to come over whether this is good reading material for children.

But kids vote with their feet. They love the stuff.

And behind all the silliness Griffiths has quite a moral purpose.

As an English teacher he noticed that it was really hard to get kids motivated to read, especially boys.

So he started telling stories to them about funny things from his own childhood and the rest is history.

He has now sold over 5 million copies of his books worldwide. He 's been on the New York Times bestsellers, won over 50 children's choice awards, plus his work has been the basis of a popular television cartoon series.

On top of all this he is a damn good speaker. Kids love him. See below.

So if you know a few reluctant readers or your kids would love to meet their hero in grossness, you can attend any of the following free events;

Andy Griffiths will be appearing at National Book Shop Day on August the 10th.
Details: Dymocks Collins Street, 234 Collins St Melbourne CBD
For all enquiries please contact Dymocks on 9660 8500

On Friday 30th August, there will be an afternoon with Andy Griffiths in Yarraville.
Details: The Sun Bookshop, 9-10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville from 4.30
Phone 9689 0661 Free event but bookings required.

Andy will be doing a booksigning at Dymocks in Glen Waverley at 10.30 on Saturday 31st August.
Details: Dymocks Glen Waverley
173/235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
For all enquiries please phone 9886 3011

On Sunday 1st September at 2pm there will be an Afternoon with Andy Griffiths at Moonee Ponds.
Details: Clocktower Auditorium, 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Free event. Bookings required through Eventbrite:

On Friday 8th November at 6pm there will be an Evening with Andy Griffiths at Williamstown Library
104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, Victoria.
Free event. Bookings: phone 9932 4170

On Saturday 16th November at 11.00am there will be a Morning with Andy Griffiths at the
Northcote Library,
Details: 32-38 Separation Street Northcote.
For enquiries phone 8470 8800

From Andy Griffiths Facebook

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Why? Because kids love his writing
When: From August the 10th to 16th Nov
Where: Various venues see list above
Cost: FREE to vote
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