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Frog Goes To Dinner

RRP $13.99

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Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. "A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog," the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer's distinguished career over twenty-five years ago, and also helped to create the wordless picture book genre. Full of warmhearted mischief and play, the books express the humorous trials and tribulations of friendship and the joy of summertime discovery. Readers will want to collect the entire set.


Chooks In Dinner Suits

RRP $19.99

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On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling.
Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen.
Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand.
The desperate townsfolk give Swampy, and his friends Max and Mimi, one chance.

Will his solution work? Will Swampy save the Little Penguins of Middle Island?

A warmly funny account of one man’s quest to save a penguin colony, with two very unusual helpers. This story is based on events that took place on Middle Island, Warrnambool and have become well known to the public. This true story, which features both human and animal heroes, has been written as a heartwarming tale by Diane Jackson Hill. Craig Smith’s lively illustrations capture all the drama and humour of the predicament and the characters involved.

About the Author

Diane Jackson Hill co-authored the successful Uke’n Play Ukulele book/CD series, published by Music Sales Ltd and Hinkler Books.

She has another musical picture book contracted to New Frontier and two other picture books to be released early in 2016: Annabel’s Dance, being illustrated by Lois Bury and published by Wombat Books (about a sheep with ADHD); and Chooks in Dinner Suits – An Oddball Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins, being illustrated by Craig Smith and published by Museum Victoria (the real story behind the movie Oddball).

Diane lives by the sea in southwest Victoria and plays ukulele!

About the Illustrator

Craig Smith grew up in the Adelaide Hills, later studying at the South Australian School of Art.

In a nearly 40 year career he has illustrated over 380 picture books, junior novels and educational readers.

The humour and pathos of an Australian childhood are recurring themes in his work – a childhood lived in the Australian landscape, not always a suburb.


A Dinner Of Herbs

RRP $16.99

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Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Let these tales pass the time as you make your way there...Parsley: "To the Devil and Back": In this lesbian retelling of "Rapunzel", Jumana, daughter to Ruya the wise woman, is magically locked in the attic. Her only hope now is her friend Nilam...Sage: "The Wisdom to Know the Difference": Ms. Sophie lives in the house on the corner. If this were a few hundred years ago, everyone would be calling her a witch. Everyone would be right.Rosemary: "Pray You, Love, Remember": The mortal girl Rosemary was stolen in infancy by the fae. While she loves Underhill, Overhill fascinates her. Can she ever learn to balance her two worlds?Thyme: "Born to Set It Right": Hina is a Damsel in a different kind of distress: her Hero might as well be a Villain. Can her carefully hidden magic save both her Companion and their Quest?



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