Teaching Notes for Con-Nerd now available

Teaching notes for Con-Nerd are now available for download.



Mama tells me I’m gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I’m just a nerd.
Kids call me Con-nerd – half Connor and all nerd.
I’m supposed to become a doctor but I have this deep, dark secret:  I want to be a cartoonist.
And all of a sudden my mega-cool comics are getting noticed at school – I might even get into a special art class .That would sure impress this girl I’m keen on . . . and it might just be my chance to show the world my true destiny.
But I’m not sure Mama will see it quite that way . . .

Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic!, OLIVER PHOMMAVANH has produced yet another totally engaging and hilarious story about finding your own special talents and having the confidence to use them.

  • Themes include multiculturalism, parental pressure to perform, wanting to belong, friendship, and searching for your identity – all brought home with irreverent humour that kids will love.
  • Describes Chinese culture in an Australian context – religion, food, customs.
  • As a teacher, the author understands how kids think – and how important humour can be in helping them read and learn.
  • A perfect novel for literature circles, reciprocal reading groups or to read aloud to your class, Con-Nerd ties in beautifully with the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priorities for Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.

Download Teaching notes for Con-Nerd HERE

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