Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has kicked off his annual charity ride, the Pollie Pedal, again joining a group of politicians on an eight-day bike ride to benefit Carers Australia.
This morning, Tony stopped by the Caragabal Public School, just outside of West Wyalong, to give students a special copy of his 2009 book ‘Battlelines’.
The former PM sat down with the kids for a quick chat and a photo and proudly handed over the book to the young school captains.
Former PM Tony Abbott presents a signed copy of his book 'Battlelines' to primary sch students during Pollie Pedal pic.twitter.com/7ISHU6US7I
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While the “Battlelines’ received mainly favourable reviews from critics when it was released, it seems that unfortunately for Mr Abbott, the kids are not as easily impressed!
Photographs taken just after the book was handed over show the children looking decidedly bored with the whole thing while Mr Abbott sits in the middle of them grinning like a cheshire cat.
The face of a less-than-impressed child.
Yep, this kid would rather be back in the classroom learning than out here with that book.
This little girl’s says it all.
Tony looks like he’s having a ball though!
After the outdoor photos Mr Abbott and the kids headed back inside where the school captains confessed that they reckon the book “will probably be pretty boring”.
In true Tony Abbott form though, he didn’t let the comments or reactions get to him and jumped back on the bike to head off to his next stop.
This year Mr Abbott is joined by fellow MPs Josh Frydenberg, Christian Porter and Angus Taylor.
The charity ride will conclude on the 11 April.
If you want to donate to the cause, you can do so here.
Hopefully he has more success with raising money than he does with impressing the kids!
Did these photos give you a laugh? Are you a fan of Tony Abbott?