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The much-anticipated sequel to the hit children’s book Billy the Brilliant, I’m The Best – written by local teacher, football player and author Tim Bristow launched on Wednesday 29 March during a family night at the Left Bank pub in Fremantle.
Hosted by sports personality Brett Sprigg, the night included an array of WA football special guests, including ex-Fremantle Docker Luke McPharlin, current West Coast players, and East Fremantle Sharks senior players.
Tim also used the book launch event to raise funds for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation through a live auction, silent auction and fundraising raffle.
“What I was most excited about as part of the book launch was the fact that we’re making a small difference in our community,” says Bristow.
“We’re only a small, start-up children’s book company but we know the importance of giving and wanted to encourage a really fun night that could be enjoyed by all members of the community, young and old.
“We’re also really excited that the book launch helped to raise money for Western Australia’s sick and injured kids, via the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
Following on from Billy the Brilliant, Bristow’s latest book I’m The Best also stars Billy and his brother, who do everything together. The book explores themes of sibling rivalry and childhood wonder in a fun, quirky and sensitive way, as well as the unconditional love inherent in sibling relationships.
“We wanted the sequel to be equally magical and fun for children, and we were keen to include themes and messages that kids, as well as adults, could interpret in their own way,” adds Bristow.
I’m The Best is available in bookshops now and $3.00 from all current and future book sales will be donated to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The book is illustrated by Bristow’s partner Natalie Martin and features OpenDyslexic font to assist challenged readers.
Thank you to Tim for supporting the Foundation – we love the book!