Published on 10 May 2022

Fancy Pants is the latest star at Storybook Walk

Fancy Pants is the latest children’s book to be brought to life at Aberfoyle Park’s Storybook Walk, Thalassa Park.

The book is a rollicking tale of Dingo and his friends preparing for the Outback Dance – written by Kelly Hibbert, illustrated by Amanda Green and published by Little Book Press.

The new artwork was created by artist Sally Wickes and it features Dingo and his friends wearing their best fancy pants.

Fancy Pants is the sixteenth permanent artwork to be installed at Storybook Walk, a sculpture park created by council in 2007 and funded in partnership with the Thalassa Parks and Gardens Trust.

Families made the most of the beautiful autumn weather and flocked to the popular walk in April for a family fun day to welcome a new star.

Shakespeare’s Bookshop was on site selling copies of Fancy Pants with authors Kelly and Amanda on hand to sign copies of their book.

Fun activities were provided by City of Onkaparinga Libraries and Arts teams together with the Coromandel Community Centre. Mr Oopy and Juggler Jess amazed kids and adults alike with their roving entertainment.

Local community groups including Kiwanis Club of Reynella, South Australian Country Women's Association - Happy Valley, Aberfoyle and Districts Lions and St John Ambulance provided logistical support and some delicious food options to make the day a success. 

If you missed out on the family fun day make sure you take the kids to Storybook Walk where you’ll be delighted by the many children’s book characters that have been immortalised as permanent artworks along the discovery walk.

You can find Fancy Pants and many other children’s books at Onkaparinga Libraries. Follow the Onkaparinga Libraries Facebook page to see what’s happening next to keep the kids entertained.


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