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It's Christmas Day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are feeling bouncy, the echidnas are being prickly, the emus are feeling peckish and the possums are just hanging around. Only the Bunyip is gloomy. 'I'm mad and I'm mean! Bunyips don't like Christmas!' Meanwhile, Dawn and her chorus are playing Christmas carols, but somehow Emily Emu can't get a note right. Her musical mishaps float down to the creek, where the Bunyip lives...Can Emily Emu and her friends possibly make the Bunyip smile this Christmas? A delightful new picture book from the team who created bestselling Diary of a Wombat, Pete the Sheep and Josephine Wants to Dance. Children 4+ and their parents and grandparents
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Jackie French was born in Sydney in 1953, grew up in Brisbane, graduated from the University of Queensland and moved to her present home in NSW bush land in her mid twenties. Over the past 10 years she has published over a hundred books on diverse subjects ranging from children's fiction to pest control! Bruce Whatley was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated with his parents to Australia during his childhood. He often collaborates on picture books with his wife, Rosie Smith.Review:
Praise for 'Diary of a Wombat': 'Bruce Whatley's illustrations bring the story to life in a way that is both endearing and amusing. It's easy to see why this book has won several awards in Jackie French's native Australia. It deserves to be a huge hit here too, as it feels really fresh and original.' Publishing News 'French and Whatley have conjured an affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait.' New York Times Book Review
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers (Aust, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110732286921
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2008. Condition: New. Bruce Whatley (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0732286921