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‘There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course’ Book Launch – Colouring Competition

Hi Everyone!

As promised, here is the information about another competition to celebrate the official release of ‘There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course’ along with our Book Launch and Family Fun Day on 12th of February!

As part of our celebrations we will be holding a colouring competition for the kids. You can pick up the colouring sheets for the competition from The Alyangula Golf Club, Seagrass Early Learning Centre or by clicking on this link to download it here and print your own!

Book Launch Colouring Competition Print Out!

There will be different age categories and also an opportunity for kids who don’t live on Groote Eylandt to win with their own category! For details on the colouring competition and more, CLICK HERE.

Entries need to be returned to the Alyangula Golf Club or Seagrass Early Learning by Friday 10th of February at the latest to be in the running to win some great prizes!

You can download the printout as many times as you like, but please choose your favourite to enter as there is a limit of one entry per child. Our judges decisions on the winners will be final and winners will be announced at the Launch on 12th of February as well as on our website on the same day.

Get colouring kids! Cant wait to see you there.

Happy Days,

Rach X

Croco’s Alyangula Book Launch – Best Dressed Competition

Hi Everyone!

Well, I am back from a very relaxing family holiday and it is time to start thinking about celebrating the release of “There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course” with our Alyangula Book Launch and Kids Fun Day!

To help us celebrate we will be holding a Best Dressed Competition for the kids on the day. Come as your favourite character or animal from the book and participate in the costume parade to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Come and join the fun at the Alyangula Book Launch for “There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course”!

For further details, Check our BEST DRESSED COMPETITION Page.

The 12th of February is coming up fast! To RSVP for the event, visit our Facebook Event HERE.

Get creative kids! I can’t wait to see you all there!

Happy Days,

Rach x

PS. Details about the Colouring Competion will be posted soon…

Book Launch and Kids Fun Day – Save the Date!

Hi Everyone!

12 February 2017! Save the date!

I am so excited to finally be able to share the details around the official Alyangula book launch event for my picture book, “There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course”!

The event will be held at the Alyangula Golf Club, naturally! Croco won’t have to venture far to join us (though the real crocodile can stay away, please) and there will be plenty of activities and fun to be had for everybody!

I will create a Facebook Event (check out / follow my Facebook page – Rachel Barnett – Holus Bolus Books for details) to keep everyone updated on activities and competitions for the day and will also post more information here as the date gets closer.

Please put it on your calendar and come and help me celebrate if you can. Croco and I would really love see you there!

Happy days!

Rach x

Welcome to Our Website!

It is so exciting to be launching this website, Holus Bolus Books! Mainly this is because it means that I have finally figured out how to put a website together… but more on that later maybe.

What a big month it has been! Melbourne Cup, Halloween (I am including this as it all rolls into one this time of year) and my boys 5th birthday, fishing competitions, hubby’s birthday… and a few other events in between. I feel like I need to go and lie down for a week now to recover, but that is just not going to happen…

Receiving the advanced copies is just a bit exciting!

Receiving the advanced copies is just a bit exciting!

And now for the REALLY exciting news, I received the advanced copies of There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course last week! Do you know how exciting it is to hold one of the first copies of your first book in your hands?!

Oh, and the smell of a freshly printed book…

It has been a steep learning curve, and it’s one that I’m still on, but it’s nice to finally have a copy or two.

It’s not due to be released until February, however. There is still a lot to do! But… drum roll please… pre orders are now open! For those who pre order before February, a 20% discount will apply. Just order through this website, and enter the code PREORDER, or Contact Us here.

Unfortunately I can’t guarantee that the books will be ready by Christmas. I am still looking at options to try to make this happen if the first lot of books arrive soon enough… you never know but I can’t make any promises!

In the meantime, feel free to take a look around the website, see what we are all about and share with your friends if you think they’d be interested. We hope you like our website. We’d love your feedback! Oh, and if you want to be kept up to date with our news (eg. official release dates, the Launch Party!!) subscribe below or keep up via our Facebook page.

Now I’m off to (hopefully) catch a billfish or two…

Happy days!


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