Tales from the Farm author visits schools

School Visits

Jennifer loves to inspire and encourage young writers. In an author visit students will gain insight into:
• how her stories are inspired and written
• the process of picture book production
Options include storytelling with questions, dramatisation with props, workshop and PowerPoint presentation. For more information about school visits, cost etc, email info@talesfromthefarm.co.nz or call 03 312 4321

author of farm stories visits schools


Read Central Hawkes Bay Mail story: Author visits old stomping ground here

Read Taranaki Daily News: Blowing up a cowshed a hit with kids here


Mangamahu School:
Student Jilyzah said, “I liked it when she told us about how the illustrations were done as a sketch first, then water colour was added, and then it went to the ‘computer person’ who would make the pictures even better.”

"Jennifer’s reading of The Day Dad Blew Up The Cowshed was expressive and kept the kids captivated right to the end. It was fascinating learning about the different steps involved in the process of writing and illustrating a children’s picture book.”



From a Writing Workshop at Cust School
“Jennifer gave the children a sense of self esteem and pride in their effort. She impacted their attitude and learning greatly. She showed commitment, conscientiousness and insight as an author/tutor." Linda Falconer, ALL programme, Cust School

Tales from the Farm books wow primary school students

Flemington School learns about writing and illustrating books: The Day Dad Blew up the Cowshed, The Eel Hunt, New Old Truck and A Very Greedy Tale from Kiwi publishers, Tales from the Farm


Tales fom the Farm author teaches priimary school chldren about writing

Year 2 -3 class with teachers Liz Ormsby and Dawn Meredith at Takapau School. Photographer Kate Taylor

author visits primary schools to talk about her books of New Zealand farm stories

Fielding questions at Takapau School Kate Taylor

Turakina School children hear from author of New Zealand farm stories

Turakina School children hear from Jennifer Somervell, Tales from the Farm author