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‘On behalf of the teachers and students of Koroit and District PS, I would like to pass on our thanks to both Mark and the Moyne Shire. The presentation was outstanding…’

Michelle Bickley
Koroit and District PS

‘Mark’s engagement with the audience was again fantastic and we were all delighted to celebrate the launch of his latest book, The Gobbling Tree.
It was wonderful to witness such a great response. The schools were very appreciative of having Mark bring such an entertaining event into their rural communities.
Again, I highly recommend and commend Mark on his work.'

Tracey Ripper
Administration Officer
Community & Corporate Support
Moyne Shire Council

‘I would like to congratulate Mark Carthew for his excellent presentations. A good time was had by all as they listened to Mark talk about how his books were developed and also, when he told jokes from Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards he had them in stitches! The illustrations were inspirational and as a result the kids are keen to let their imaginations go and write stories and draw pictures.

Karen Fleischer
Regional Director of the Gippsland chapter of The Children's Book Council of Australia.

‘You were so right for the kids' session!’

Ruth Todd
Program Director
Christchurch Writers Festival, NZ.

‘Thank you so much for being part of the 2008 Festival. It was a pleasure to meet you and welcome you to our College. Feedback from the Festival has been amazing, and that is all down to you. We were privileged to have so many students from so many parts of Western Australia attend this year.’

Kris Williams
Literature Festival Coordinator
All Saints' College WA

‘Mark's sessions were both highly entertaining and educational. The students enjoyed the rhymes and song elements of the presentation. Mark successfully involved the students in all aspects of his performance and engendered outstanding audience participation levels. Students and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed Mark's engaging and creative performances.

Trish Manicom
Serpell Primary, Templestowe, VIC.

Mark Carthew came to our school …and the feedback has been excellent. He was engaging and fun and a wonderful presenter. One teacher said it was the best PD he'd been to all year!! So, we're really pleased!!

Holly Godfree
Hughes Primary School
Canberra ACT

Mark Carthew was a big hit this morning with our Foundation-Year 3. Let it be said “He came, he sang, he read stories, he conquered” Absolutely fantastic!

S. Turner
Mill Park Primary School
May 2016

We had a great day on Monday with our visiting authors. The staff and student feedback was very positive and more importantly the books of the visiting authors are now in high demand from library! Naturally each author had their own style for presentation but all were considerate of the group before them and adjusted the talks accordingly. Mark had hardly started his chat when he had the girls dancing and they were captured right from the start – many writing their own rhymes the following day.
R. Hirst
Lowther Hall
September 2012