Author Reading The Adventures of Jessie & Rocky Rockstar

Donna-Leigh Perfect

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‘These delightful read aloud stories will give as much pleasure to the adult doing the reading as it will to the children listening. Sharing the magic of words with children is one of the happiest of life’s adventures.’
Ita Buttrose Television Personality

‘Donna-Leigh Perfect delivers a heartfelt children’s story with “THE ADVENTURES OF JESSIE AND ROCKY ROCKSTAR” in which the whole family will enjoy. The love between a child and her pet is something that will tickle your heart strings taking us
Nathan Foley Original Hi-5 Cast member

Donna-Leigh Perfect has said, "When I was a young girl I experienced horrific trauma at the age of 7. Then I was separated from my siblings and put into foster homes where I was bullied and abused"

"While attending one of the 13 foster homes I remember a kind foster mum who used to read stories to me in bed at night."

"These stories took me on a journey enabling me to escape my reality for a short while. I will never forget those happy moments".

"This is why I have written this beautiful children’s series “The Adventures of Jessie and Rocky Rockstar” - to give the gift of a happy moment and some good old fashioned family values that can be shared by reading these stories with an adult and child."

"Rocky Rockstar is a special dog and the bond Jessie and Rocky Rockstar share is very unique. While traveling through life’s adventures Rocky Rockstar teaches Jessie everyday life lessons of compassion, believing in herself and building resilience through overcoming adversity."

"I thank you for your support and I wish you many happy moments sharing these stories with the special young people in your life too."

Donna-Leigh Perfect is an international speaker, author and children's entertainer.
Traveling all over Australia and America speaking and reading her brand new children's series The Adventures of Jessie and Rocky Rockstar.
These are stories about the adorable bond between her daughter Jessie and their rescue dog Rocky Rockstar and the lessons he teaches Jessie about kindness and compassion.
She loves reading (in a very animated way) and entertaining with her Resilient Rockstar Show to kids of all ages.
In the back of both her books Puppy Rescue and Tiger is the Dream Guards Free App.
With 13 life-saving support services including Lifeline, Kids Helpline, Headspace, Paradise Kids to provide a go-to place for people in the community to reach out for the help they may need.
Also on the Dream Guards Free App are meditations and visualisations along with a special section called Reading Stories with Rocky Rockstar.
This is a channel where Donna-Leigh is reading famous children's stories from all over the world like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "We're going on a Bear Hunt" with Rocky Rockstar sitting on the couch next to her.

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Further information
The Adventures of Jessie and Rocky Rockstar
Have you ever wished for something so bad you have
dreamed it into your life? Little 10-year-old Jessie has a tiny
button nose, friendly smile and cheeky sparkle in her eyes.
She loves being outdoors, exploring the beach where she
lives with her mum, stepdad and big brother.
Jessie dreams of having a puppy of her own to play and run
along the sand with. Just like the ones she watches from her
beach house. To Jessie that’s all it will ever be...just a
dream...or will it come true.
The Adventures of Jessie and Rocky Rockstar


Rocky Rockstar is not your everyday dog. Imagine a dog that
looks like a tiger. Or maybe it’s a tiger that looks like a dog.
This is how a boy describes little 10-year-old Jessie’s dog.
Enjoying a beautiful sunny day playing together on the
beach, Jessie is faced with something very scary. With only
seconds to react, Jessie quickly learns there is something
very special about her “Tiger” dog Rocky Rockstar.

Donna-Leigh would love to visit your school, daycare or community event with an author reading and signing soon.

More Reviews

‘I love how PUPPY RESCUE connects with you, we’ve all been there as a child who desperately wants a puppy! It’s so relatable! This book also shows that life isn’t perfect, it’s an honest story set in the real world. This series is brilliant.
Vinh Giang Inspirational Speaker

‘My 6-year-old daughter loved the story of Rocky Rockstar and Jessie and I liked the meaningful lessons each one had to offer. Kindness, compassion, plus the magic of a child’s first puppy!’
Minnie Von TEDx Coach

‘Just like her stage presentations, Donna-Leigh Perfect has an amazing way with words, especially when it comes to children. She knows their needs and their dreams. As a mother she also knows the battles and boundaries of parenting. In this beautiful
Anna-Grett (Anna) Brasher - Psychologist, Poet and Public Speaker

As a lover of animals, especially dogs, I loved these stories about the special bond between a little girl and her first dog and what we can learn from each other. I remember feeling exactly the same way as Jessie when she meets Rocky Rockstar. Donna L
Ellen Briggs - International Comedian/Entertainer

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, Languages


Author Reading, Storytelling, Story Reading, Children's Books, Rescue Dog, Puppy, Compassion, Kindness, Life Lessons, Author Signing, Free App, Life-saving Support, Mental Health, Literacy, Relaxation, Meditation, Mindfulness,


Drama, Visual Arts


30 mins


Author reading and signing $250 per presentation. Schools, Daycares, Kindergartens and Community Events

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Gold Coast, Brisbane and surrounds.
Further locations will incur travel expenses

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