Positivity training for kids


‘You can change anything at all. It is foolish to think there is no light on the horizon.’ Drawn Onward by Meg McKinlay and Andrew Frazer uses a combination of language and typography to demonstrate how to move thoughts from the negative to the positive.

Featuring art by illustrator Andrew Frazer, this new activity unites art and positive thinking – inviting kids to experiment with typography to change a negative statement into a positive statement.

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On the unique message and format of Drawn Onward, Andrew said:

‘A shift of perspective can be the difference between sinking and swimming when you’re overwhelmed by life’s struggles. That’s what the book is about: changing your view from the glass half empty to the glass half full. Through my characters and hand-drawn lettering I really wanted to honour Meg’s words and make that message as accessible as possible.’

To order a class set of this free activity, send an email to admin@fremantlepress.com.au with your name, your school’s postal address, and how many you require. You can browse our other free activities online here. While stocks last.

Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain and forgiveness, Andrew’s narrative-based art draws on experiences that connect us all. Andrew’s arts practice ranges from public murals to illustration, and from hand lettering and design to arts management.

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet whose work ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction. Her publications include the Prime Minister’s Literary Award–winning A Single Stone, and CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others.

Both Meg and Andrew are available for school talks and workshops. If you are interested in booking either for a session at your school, please send your enquiry to admin@fremantlepress.com.au.


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