31 Jan 2024

Children's author R.A. Spratt on writing comedy for a young audience

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 31 January 2024
Rachel Spratt; Glen St Theatre December 2022

Rachel Spratt; Glen St Theatre December 2022 Photo: ©Keith Saunders

R.A. Spratt is a best-selling author, who has captured the hearts and imaginations of children around the world.

And after finding a following in her book series - Shockingly Good Stories, Friday Barnes, The Peski Kids and Nanny Piggins - she's taken her audience to a new platform.

Her podcast Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt, launched in February 2020.

It's a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids; likely equally popular among parents as a welcome distraction on long car rides or rainy days.

And now there's a new book title in the R.A. Spratt collection: Hamlet Is Not OK; a novel whose main character, 15-year-old Selby, is faced with a series of Shakespearian moral dilemmas.