Jim and Rosemary Talbot's camels from Tarlee were delightful. I got a kiss from Whitey here who looks a lot like Reechy does in Taj and the Great Camel Trek. Trevor, also a girl, was a darling as well. As Mr Giles would say, they were such pets. It was great after believing Mr Giles writing that Mustara was the greatest kisser of all, to meet camels who actually do kiss like Mustara.
My friend Samuel dressed up as Taj and started off the launch in the Kapunda Gallery by giving his reflections on the book. He was the first person to read it as a book.
Then Ms Conway's Year 6/7 class (the first class to read it) showed us their string of camels and each student told what they liked about the book and what they didn't know about camels before. The Mayor, Bill O'Brien, was most impressed with their insightful comments. He launched the book and everyone had a great time eating Mr Norbet Gonas's fabulous fare, looking at the great paintings on the wall, and visiting the camels.
Bill O'Brien, Mayor of the Light District Council, Samuel and myself.