Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I caught up with local mum and paramedic Serena De Lastic. Inspired by her patients, family and her own experience of working through the pandemic as a paramedic and in vaccination clinics, Serena has written a poem and a short story. Witchy Poos and the Covid Fairy is a short illustrated story to help children with any anxieties and questions they may have around getting a vaccine. We talked about how Serena was inspired to write the story, how her daughter Raven’s puppets and drawings brought the characters to life and how her colleague Fran Montgomerie helped to illustrate this wonderful story. We also talked about the crowdfunding campaign to get this story into schools and children’s hands, where you might see Witchy Poos again in the near future and you can even hear Serena reading the book below!
For the full interview click play in the box below or click here to listen online from 3pm Thursday 24th February.
To hear Serena De Lastic reading Witchy Poos and the Covid Fairy click play in the box below.
To support Serena in publishing and getting more copies of this book into schools click here to visit her Crowdfunding page.
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