Dean O'Brien - Mr Yipadee
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Dean O’Brien, also known as Mr Yipadee or Deano Yipadee, is a best-selling children’s author, musician, and producer. He has worked with writers from Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and also headlined the famous Kidz Field at the Glastonbury Music Festival. He has released four albums under the name Mr Yipadee: The Animal Choir, Yes I Can Club, Positively Nursery Rhymes, and World’s Greatest Christmas Party.

Dean’s first children’s book Jingle Bells, Rudolph Smells sold out of two print runs in Australia and went to number one for Christmas in NZ. His second book Nee Naw The Little Fire Engine debuted in the top 3 in the best seller charts and remained there for over 3 months.

Very popular with the junior school students, his music is intended to promote positive thinking and self-confidence among children and his entertaining and energetic performances will have the students on the edge of their seats! 

Sessions – Dean will be performing for students in Grades Prep to 4

Workshop – Writing a No.1 “best smelling book and song”. Together you create a fun story in this fast-paced and fully interactive workshop covering many of the elements of creative writing. Grades 5-8 

Scheduled presentations:

Session 101 Thursday 19 July at 09:30am-10:15am; Grades Prep to 4

Session 112 Thursday 19 July at 10:45am - 11:30; Grades Prep to 4

Session 131 Thursday 19 July at 1:30pm - 2:15pm; Grades Prep to 4

Session 212 Friday 20 July at 10:45am - 11:30am; Grades Prep to 4

Session 231 Friday 20 July at 12:15pm - 1pm; Workshop Grades 5 to 8 (workshop)

Session 232 Friday 20 July at 1:30pm - 2:15pm; Grades Prep to 4