Grab some pencils and paper, fire up your imagination, and get ready to draw with Matt Cosgrove, author and illustrator of the bestselling Macca the Alpaca picture book series. Sketch along with Matt as he shares his secrets for drawing robots and alpacas – there might even be time to read Alpacas with Maracas, winner of the National Simultaneous Storytime 2019. Bring your own air guitar! Hosted by ABC RN’s Carl Smith. Rec. 4+

Matt Cosgrove (Australian)

Matt Cosgrove

Matt Cosgrove, lover of words, pictures and books in general, is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Macca the Alpaca series, including the latest instalment - A Stack of Alpacas. He regularly speaks at schools and libraries with the simple message: Keep Drawing, Keep Writing, Keep Reading. Matt’s picture book, Alpacas With Maracas, has been chosen as the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2019, with the aim of over 1 million kids across Australia and New Zealand reading together!

Carl Smith (Australian)

Carl Smith

Carl Smith is a science nerd/reporter at ABC Science, who also co-hosts the kids’ podcasts Short & Curly, and Pickle. He’s made documentaries, presented the ABCTV series Minibeast Heroes, and was a reporter on ABCME’s Behind the News, a role which found him interviewing the head of NASA, reporting from inside a nuclear reactor, and dressing up as Batman!