Yvonne Mes

Yvonne Mes
  • Little Bilby' Aussie Bush Christmas

    Little Bilby' Aussie Bush Christmas

  • Little Lamb's Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt

    Little Lamb's Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt

  • Trouble in the Hen House

    Trouble in the Hen House

  • Little Bilby's Aussie Easter Egg Hunt

    Little Bilby's Aussie Easter Egg Hunt

  • Short Story - Dancing Coins in 'Countdown - The Australian School Magazine'

    Short Story - Dancing Coins in 'Countdown - The Australian School Magazine'

  • Short Story - My Sister Ate my Science Project in 'Blast Off - the Australian School Magazine'

    Short Story - My Sister Ate my Science Project in 'Blast Off - the Australian School Magazine'

  • Oliver's Grumbles

    Oliver's Grumbles

  • Meet Sidney Nolan

    Meet Sidney Nolan

Queensland

Speaker type

  • Author
  • Illustrator / Designer
  • Virtual visits
available for virtual visits

Yvonne Mes is an author, illustrator, artist and presenter who writes stories for children and young people with curious minds.

As an early childhood professional with a Bachelor of Children’s Services with many years’ experience, she loves sharing books, stories and art with children in places big and small, of diverse cultures and abilities and of all ages.

She is passionate about sharing her love of story and creativity in person or online and willing to adapt the content to suit your needs.

Her books are published in Australia, China and New Zealand.

Yvonne is a frequent speaker at schools and literary festivals and events. She is the coordinator of Write Links, the Brisbane based group for children’s authors and illustrators.

Yvonne’s books:                       

Little Bilby’s Aussie Bush Christmas - Illustrated by Jody Pratt, Hachette Australia, November 2021

Trouble in the Hen House - Written by Susan O’Meara, Yellow Brick Books, October 2021                                

Little Lambs’ New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt - llustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt, Hachette New Zealand, March 2021

Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt -  Illustrated by Jody Pratt, Hachette Australia, March 2020

Oliver’s Grumbles - Illustrated by Giuseppe Poli, Yellow Brick Books, Nov 2017

Meet Sidney Nolan - Illustrated by Sandra Eterovic, Penguin Random House Australia, Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Oct 2015

Workshops

 The length of the sessions and content can be adapted to suit students’ and curriculum needs.


Workshops for Children (in person or virtual):


Oliver’s Grumbles

Prep/ Lower Primary
You will find out what it is like to be a famous children’s author and illustrator and why you want to be one too! We will read Oliver’s Grumbles which has a focus on how to deal with bad moods and feelings/
The workshop includes:

  • The glamourous life of a children’s author
  •  An overview of a basic picture book structure
  •  A reading of the story, Oliver’s Grumbles.
  •  Visualising your Grumpy feelings and what to do when you have them.

 

Illustrating a Picture Book

Lower Primary/Upper Primary

 

 Creating Crafty Characters

Lower Primary

 

 Write and Illustrate Your Own Mini Book – Prep and up

Prep, Lower Primary/ Upper Primary

 

Ride along the Story Arc Rollercoaster

Lower Primary

 

 Meet Sidney Nolan

Upper Primary
Find out the secrets that aren’t in the book and why!

  • Modernist Art in History
  • Sidney Nolan’s connection with Ned Kelly
  • Writing a biography

Testimonials

  • Yvonne was a bubbly, fun and engaging speaker at Whitsunday Voices this year. The kids enjoyed her talks and we enjoyed her enthusiasm and beautiful smile, she really lit up the room for us. I would definitely have her back and recommend her to anyone seeking an engaging and enthusiastic presenter.

    Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival - July 2021

    Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival - July 2021
    Yvonne Mes
  • Yvonne was an energetic and vibrant presenter. She created an open and positive atmosphere with our primary school guests, leaving many of them saying it was their "best day ever!" We loved having Yvonne at our guest and would recommend her to anyone looking for an entertaining and engaging presenter.

    St John Fisher College - August, 2020

    St John Fisher College - August, 2020
    Yvonne Mes
  • Fantastic and entertaining for students and teachers. Interactive and lively. Loved having Yvonne and would not hesitate to recommend her to any primary school.

    St Peters Catholic School Rochedale - August, 2019

    St Peters Catholic School Rochedale - August, 2019
    Yvonne Mes
  • Yvonne was fantastic and we have had great feedback from the staff and students.

    Warrigal Road State School - July 2019

    Warrigal Road State School - July 2019
    Yvonne Mes
  • This workshop was exceptional. I loved the content and it has let me wanting to know more. Yvonne is a wonderful presenter: engaging, energetic, passionate, experienced, wise. Thank you.

    Denise Ellis

    Denise Ellis
    Yvonne Mes
3484
Yvonne Mes