Yesterday at Berkelouw’s Leichhardt the fabulous Deb Abela, author of Grimsdon  and the Max Remy Spy series, generously donated her time to do a reading of Zak the Yak with Books on His Back for Room to Read (

Deb reading Zak the Yak

For those who haven’t heard about Room to Read it’s a global not-for profit organisation that promotes and raises funds for gender equality and literacy in 9 developing countries. Zak the Yak was written by founder John Wood to tell the amazing story of how the organisation first began in a way that children can understand and enjoy. With fantastic illustrations by Abin Shrestha it’s a great read for younger readers – and big kids too!

Also joining Deb at Berkelouw’s was Erin Ganju, co-founder and CEO of Room to Read all the way from the USA and none other than Zak the Yak himself. As the photos show a great time was had by all.

Many thanks to Berkelouw’s, Deb, Erin and Zak and to all who attended.

Deb and Zak

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