Long-time Oriental Bay resident Victoria Stace recently launched a website which gives world wide access to free children’s interactive picture books. The website, bayreaders.co.nz, features a panoramic illustration of Oriental Parade. The first book loaded onto the site, Something Special for Millie, follows a mother and daughter as they walk from Hay Street to Roseneath School on a very windy day.
The hand drawn illustrations, by artist Shar Young, portray many familiar Oriental Bay scenes complete with dogs, seagulls, ferries and the dairy. Victoria intends to load more books onto the site as the illustration and animation process is complete. Each of the books is likely to have some connection to the Bay.
Bay View newsletter 66, November 2015