(Omnibus Books - Scholastic Australia)

Illustrated by Philip Bunting

A tale so tall you will pinch yourself!

Get set for one shell of a story, as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws.

Bad Crab learns to stop pinching and makes friends...but these skills don't develop overnight!

Themes: empathy, making friends, consequences.

A funny, near-wordless picture book for kids aged 1 to 8.



(Omnibus Books - Scholastic Australia) Illustrated by Connah Brecon

When Ray discovers he's just a drawing of a chicken in the book, he panics! Can he hatch a plan to escape from the pages of the book and be a real chook? Luckily, his plucky friend, Janine, is there to help.

Themes: self-acceptance, belonging, home.

A funny, rhyming picture book that is interactive: get ready to make some noise!  For ages 2-8 years.

*The Book Chook is a CBCA Notable book (2020) and was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year (2019)


Four more picture books to be released soon!

Reviews of The Book Chook:


Julie Thorndyke from CBCA's Reading Time  - May 2019

Ken Williams from Reading with a Chance of Tacos - May 2019

Dimity Powell from Dim's Write Stuff - April 2019

Michelle Wanasundera Author, Book Reviewer  - April 2019

Megan Daley from Children's Books Daily 

(Short clip from 'Five on Friday' segment - drag the slider to 6 minutes 30sec to see The Book Chook's review) - March 2019

Penny Harrison from Kids' Book Review  - March 2019

Jackie Hosking from Pass It On  - March 2019

Gemma Patience from My Picture Book Heart - March 2019

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre  - March 2019

Nat, Kate and Liz and One More Page Podcast 

(Listen to The Book Chook's review at 26minutes55seconds)  -  February 2019


reviews of bad crab:

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