EWS Ep #23: Storytelling for Children… and What We can Learn from Them

In today’s episode I’m chatting with a guest who has published 18 picture books and two novels. He is a highly accomplished and awarded author and illustrator from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He is Peter Carnavas.

Engage With Story often takes a more business or marketing focus when exploring storytelling so I’m excited to bring today’s interview to you as I speak with one of Australia’s best children’s authors and illustrators. 


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In this episode

  • The power of story to engage young and old
  • Where he finds inspiration for his work
  • How beauty and sadness play a role in telling engaging stories
  • The importance of not ‘dumbing down’ a story – even when you’re audience is pre-school aged.

Links in this Episode


Peter’s Facebook Page

Sarah’s Heavy Heart

The Boy on the Page

The Children Who Loved Books