Local Author to Launch New Children’s Picture Book

Lithgow Council

Wallerawang author and artist Elaine Butler will be launching her new picture book “Where Has All the Colour Gone?” – from the series, The Curious Adventures of Parker the Dog, at Lithgow Library on Saturday 10 December at 10:00am.

Elaine Butler is an Irish / Australian visual artist and mobile arts educator from Wallerawang. She has worked with several schools around Lithgow and offers art classes regularly at the Gang Gang Gallery. She is also a mural artist, qualified in art therapy, and a children’s book author & illustrator. Elaine founded Fun Time Art in 2002, bringing creative learning to students of all ages through a variety of art educational programs.

Parker the Dog is a very nosey & curious fella. He and his friends are always ready for fun and adventure, which always leads to them dressing up for the part! The book is inspired by Elaine’s dog Yoda who loves to take his teddies on lots of adventures from time to time. This book is the third adventure in Elaine’s Curious Adventures of Parker the Dog Series. And she is busily working on the next adventure or two! This children’s book has been illustrated with colourful hand drawn art by Elaine Butler and edited by Mary Pruyn.

Come along to Lithgow Library on Saturday 10 December at 10:00am to hear about Elaine’s book and art journey. Light refreshments will be available, and Elaine will have books available for sale on the day as well as her wellbeing 2023 colouring calendar.

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