Oswald Messweather Book Launch!

A book launch! I hear you exclaim. Where? When? What? Um, well, I regret to inform that you have missed that particular book party boat - the official book launching IRL event hoo-ha for Oswald Messweather took place in April. But wait! The good ship YouTube is still floating mine and Ozzie's boat and YOU can enjoy just about every riveting moment of the day right there, right now! Hurrah! 

Brian Falkner with Dim and Ozzie

Dimity Powell​ … seems to have the ability to touch on subjects that in other hands would seem worthy or didactic, and to make them heartbreakingly real and emotional, in a way that is accessible to both children and adults. It is beautifully illustrated by Siobhan McVey​. Brian Falkner, children’s author, interview

With very little professional help (the hubster filmed it all on his phone, phew!), a lot of excellent support by Yvonne Mes and the crew at The Mad Hatters Bookshop in Manly (thanks Laura and Isabel!) a brilliant creative cast of on-set extras (all of you who crammed in with masks in place to join in the jubilations, thank you!) and the tireless paper boat engineering expertise supplied by my gracious parents (couldn't have done that without you!), this was a truly memorable day. Watch it now! Just click on the clip below.

Boats were made, ideas exchanged. Stories were read and epiphanies revealed. It was a morning of casual creativity and informal information sharing. And Oswald, aka Ozzie, never once felt the urge to jiggle or jitter or count his crayons. A momentous first step forward in spreading awareness and appreciation of young children laboring under the yoke of OCD. We can always do better to make more of a difference and provide more support but I hope picture books like Oswald Messweather are a positive springboard from where these discussions can fly. 

Friend of Ozzie and book launch attendee, Taleea 

Boating making 

Dimity and Emcee, Yvonne giving kids giggles
Dimity & Yvonne giving kids giggles

Proud mama with new book baby


Norah Colvin said…
Wonderful book and a fun book launch, Dimity. Congratulations on your latest book baby.
DimbutNice said…
Thank you muchly, Norah. Can't tell you how special it was seeing you there too. Very touched. Dimity xxx

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