About Benjamin Smith
A children’s book for ages one to 100
You can tell the type of Benjamin Smith, by the troublesome friends you see him with…
Benjamin Smith bullies his way through school until the Principal takes a stand and sends him home. Benjamin’s Dad wants this bad behaviour to stop and so he makes Benjamin a deal. He brings home a very large but very young dog for Ben to train.
And so Benjamin meets Killer, a giant puppy with no manners. As Ben
bullies the dog, Killer’s behaviour becomes so bad he wrecks everything in the house. Has Benjamin met his match? And what is the deal Dad has
Written with a deft hand at rhyme and humour by Shona M Wilson,
this book will enchant animal-lovers aged from one to 100. It has a message, too, of the redeeming nature of a dog, even if he is called
Killer. Illustrator, Maria Bozina, enhances the text with vibrant
illustrations which capture character and mood.
Images from the launch
Benjamin Smith launch a wonderful success...
Our lovely author and illustrator Shona Wilson (left) and Maria Bozina at the launch.
We had a fantastic launch for Benjamin Smith in New Plymouth on Saturday, 20 July. District councillor, disability advocate Lance Girling-Butcher and guide-dog Yogi officially launched the book. Author Shona M Wilson and illustrator Maria Bozina were kept busy for well over an hour, signing copies and chatting to guests. The Little Theatre in New Plymouth was a fantastic venue for the launch. A very big thank you to all those who attended to make the event so special.