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  • 101 Collective Nouns - Jennifer Cossins
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    A beautifully illustrated picture book featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun - from the 2017 CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS.

    A tribe of kiwis? A smack of jellyfish? A wisdom of wombats?

    Come along an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. Featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun, as well as a brief history of collective nouns, this book will delight children and adults alike.

    101 Collective Nouns measures 24 x 20cm.

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  • A is for Australian Animals - Frane Lessac
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    Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has six thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made up of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.

    A is for Australina Animals measures 26cm x 25cm.

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  • A-Z of Australian Animals - Jennifer Cossins
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    A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins. From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.

    On this expedition through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the Australia's rare and enchanting animals, from the gorgeous azure kingfisher and the sleepy koala, to the shy numbat and the friendly zebra finch. Come on an illustrated journey through Australia's unique wildlife with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.

    A-z of Australian Animals measures 24 x 20cm.

     

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  • Buzz, Hiss, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, "Buzz, Hiss SNAP!" is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian reptiles, insects and arachnids!

    You may know the redback spider but have you met the golden-tailed gecko? Other animals include the blue-tongue lizard, frill-neck lizard, Australian tiger moth, Christmas beetle, tiger snake, blue-banded bee, tree goanna, corroboree frog, bulloak jewel butterfly, green tree python and funnel-web spider.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Buzz, Hiss, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Elise Gow Designs - Cheeky Caption Cards - Baby Edition
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    Queensland illustrator and designer Elise Gow has created these 'baby milestone' cards with a difference!  New parents will need a sense of humour (and sometimes some mild profanity) to get them through the first months (and years!) of their little ones' lives. What better way to keep the laughs rolling (and the 21st photo board prepped) than by celebrating those 'less than funny' at 4.00am firsts with these cheeky cards?

    The set includes 32 delightfully illustrated and hilariously captioned cards aimed at those 'keeping it real' moments in your baby's life.  From milestones such as baby's first 'Poo-nami' explosion or 'Code Brown' bathtime, to 'I partied all night!' and 'Send help!' (that you can use over and over again!)...

    • Designed and made in Australia
    • Printed on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
    • 32 x full-colour 400gsm matte laminated artboard cards
    • Each card measures 105 x 148mm (A6)
    • Comes in full-colour gift box
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  • Helen Ashley - A is for Australia -  Colouring Book
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    Helen Ashley is a Sydney-based artist, designer and illustrator.  Her "A is for Australia" Colouring Book features an A-Z collection of all-Australian images to colour in!

    Great as a gift or souvenir, this Colouring Book has been cleverly designed so that:

    • Handy A fits on an airline tray-table for use when travelling
    • it can be posted as a large letter rather than parcel post (saving you $$$)
    • pages can be easily torn out to allow for sharing of the book (multiple colourers at once!) 
    • and there's lots of humour in there, for all the family to enjoy!
    • each page has an informative index on the reverse - a great prompt for a game of "Spot the..." or "I-spy..."! 

    Furthemore, it features:

    • Original artworks by Helen Ashley 
    • Has been designed and printed in Australia on FSC certified paper
    • Quality paper, suitable for pens, pencils, inks, watecolours and more -  colours won't bleed through to the next image
    • Perforated pages to make it easy to tear out and display finished works!
    • Suitable for all ages - fun & educational for all the family!
    • Dimensions: A4 size (22 x 29.5cm, weighs 330g)
    • 100% Recylable at end of life
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  • Hello, Australia! - Megan McKean
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    Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here. Along the way, you'll meet some very friendly quokkas, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, marvel at the Big Things and learn about some places that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land. From sunny Queensland to the ski fields of Victoria, there's so much to see and do around Australia.

    Megan McKean is a designer, travel writer, author & illustrator. Creating travel inspired pieces, her illustration work is characterised by the use of bright colour palettes, strong line work and surprising details hidden within each piece, encouraging the viewer to go back for another look to see what they may have missed.

    Hello, Australia! measures 29.5cm x 22cm.

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  • Hello, Melbourne! - Megan McKean
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    Hello, Melbourne! Is a celebration of this great Australian City. With its colourful laneways and bustling shopping arcades, the bookish wonders of the State Library and the sights and smells of the world famous Lygon Street, there is so much to see in this town. With the help of your tour guides - a charm of magpies - you'll feel like a true Melburnian.

    Megan McKean is a designer, travel writer, author & illustrator. Creating travel inspired pieces, her illustration work is characterised by the use of bright colour palettes, strong line work and surprising details hidden within each piece, encouraging the viewer to go back for another look to see what they may have missed.

    Hello, Melbourne! measures 29.5cm x 22cm.

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  • Hop, Skip, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, "Hop, Skip, SNAP!" is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian mammals.

    You know the koala but have you met the tiger quoll? Other animals include the Tasmanian devil, sugar glider, echidna, dingo, grey-headed flying fox, wombat, quokka, bilby, swamp wallaby, brushtail possum and red kangaroo.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Hop, Skip, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Koalas Eat Gumleaves - Laura Bunting
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    Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes everything. A tale about having too much of a good thing!

    Koalas Eat Gumleaves measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Kookaburra, Kookaburra Card Game - Bridget Farmer
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    Victorian based artist, Bridget Farmer, has created this delightful set of illustrated cards. 

    Kookaburra, Kookaburra consists of 52 cards, depcting 12 native Australian bird species, all illustrated by Bridget's beautiful linoprints.

    These cards can you used to play traditional games such as 'Happy Families' or 'Go Fish' (rules of play included), or for youger players, it can be used for 'Snap' or 'Memory' games. 

    • Includes four each of 12 Australian bird species 
    • Each card features the bird's name in text at the top of the card, to aid recognition, learning and literacy
    • Larger than usual scale cards, to make handling easier for younger (and older!) players
    • Comes in sturdy two piece box measuring 9 x 15cm

    Bird species included:

    • Australian Magpie
    • Australian Raven
    • Boobook Owl
    • Kookaburra
    • New Holland Honeyeater
    • Red Wattlebird
    • Spotted Dove
    • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
    • Superb Fairy Wren
    • Welcome Swallow
    • Willie Wagtail
    • Yellow Robin
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  • Kookaburras Love to Laugh - Laura Bunting
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    It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to flee the jokers, and goes to find a more suitable flock, he finds that perhaps he might just be in the right place after all.

    Kookaburras Love to Laugh measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Liarbird - Laura Bunting
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    Liarbird - Laura Bunting

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    Lyrebirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight, and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts.

    Liarbird measures 28cm x 21cm.

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  • Mesmerised - Images for Newborns - Board Book
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    Created by Tasmanian illustrator, Katey Love, the Mesmerised range specialises in black and white books and gifts for babies.

    From birth until nine months, an infant's eyesight is not fully developed, but they respond strongly to high-contrast images such as these. You will be amazed at just how intrigued baby is by these bold shapes and patterns - they will be truly mesmerised!

    • Sturdy card construction with a glossy finish and rounded corners for safe handling and easy cleaning
    • Rigid card pages are great for developing fingers to explore and practice turning
    • Entertaining and stimulating - Mesmerised is a great distraction for little ones when travelling, and a fun way to interact with very young infants
    • Recommended by Paediatricians, mid-wives, mums and more!
    • Measures approximately 15cm wide x 15cm high x 1.5 cm thick
    • Printed with baby-safe vegetable inks, & using paper sourced from sustainably-managed forests
    • Carbon Neutral: emissions from the manufacturing of paper, printing, transport and waste of these flashcards have been carbon-offset in conjunction with Climate Friendly
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  • Mesmerised - Wild Baby - Organic Cotton Book
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    Created by Tasmanian illustrator, Katey Love, the Mesmerised range specialises in black and whole books and gifts for babies.

    From birth until nine months, an infant's eyesight is not fully developed, but they respond strongly to high-contrast images such as these. You will be amazed at just how intrigued baby is by these bold shapes and patterns - they will be truly mesmerised by the silhouettes of Australian birdlife and wildflowers depicted here!

    • Concertina style, fold-out fabric book featuring four, double-sided, illustrated panels
    • This book can stand up, making ideal for tummy-time
    • 100% cotton outer with foam inside - great for grasping little fingers
    • The thick, padded pages are great for developing fingers to explore and practice turning and folding
    • Entertaining and stimulating - a great distraction for little ones when travelling
    • Recommended by Paediatricians, mid-wives, mums and more!
    • Measures approximately 15cm long x 15cm high x 3 cm thick (60cm long when fully unfolded)
    • Made in Australia
    • Made with 100% GOTS-certified, organic cotton
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  • One Very Tired Wombat - Renee Treml
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    A delightful counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour.

    How hard can it be to find a bit of peace and quiet? 

    Wombat is tired and just wants to rest. But it's hard to sleep during the day when a bunch of noisy birds want to sing and play. The magpies keep whistling, the fairy wrens are flitting about and don't even talk about the kookaburras. 

    Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get to sleep? 

     

    One Very Tired Wombat is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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  • Ozzilla - Wall Frieze - Australian 123
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    This unique Australian 123 Wall Frieze is a fun and educational way to introduce numbers and counting to your little Vegemites, and smarten up their room while you're at it!

    Kids can use it to identify numbers and practise their counting. Featuring a range of curious Australian animals and icons in a cool, graphic style, and a clean, bold font to help kids read the numbers.

    You can display the cards in a multitude of different arrangements, from a long, narrow frieze, to a large, solid block. You can even cut them up and use them for sorting, ordering and categorising activities. Each pack includes 10 cards (2 numbers per card).

    • Colour printed on thick 300 gsm card
    • Flat packaged for easy posting or packing in a suitcase
    • Easily affixes to walls with bluetack, pins or double-sided tape (not included)
    • Designed and printed in Australia
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  • Quack, Flap, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, “Quack, Flap, SNAP!” is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian birds.

    You may know the kookaburra but have you met the cassowary? Other birds include the sulphur-crested cockatoo, Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, galah, tawny frogmouth, rainbow lorikeet, Australian magpie, Australian white ibis, superb lyrebird, gouldian finch, emu and freckled duck.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Quack, Flap, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Red Parka - The Baby Animal Game
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    Red Parka is the creative business of Tasmanian artists Jennifer Cossins and Tracy Colhoun. Partners in both life and business, Jen and Tracy have a deep passion for the animal kingdom, bushwalking, coffee and all things bright and colourful. Their work endeavours to make people feel happy and connected to the earth while encouraging and fostering love and care for the natural world.

    The Baby Animal Game is fun for young and old! Do you know what a baby wombat is called? (Spoiler alert: a puggle!). Learn the correct names for 26 types of baby animals with this original Australian game!

    • Designed in Tasmania
    • Featuring the original illustrations of Jennifer Cossins
    • Features 26 baby animals, all referred to by their correct names
    • Playing is fun, educational, and good for your brain!
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  • Red Parka - The Collective Noun Memory Game
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    Red Parka is the creative business of Tasmanian artists Jennifer Cossins and Tracy Colhoun. Partners in both life and business, Jen and Tracy have a deep passion for the animal kingdom, bushwalking, coffee and all things bright and colourful. Their work endeavours to make people feel happy and connected to the earth while encouraging and fostering love and care for the natural world.

    The Collective Noun Game is a memory game for young and old! Can you help the flamingo, the wombat, the ladybird, and the other animals, find the rest of their group?

    • Designed in Tasmania
    • Featuring the original illustrations of Jennifer Cossins
    • Features 15 groups of animals, all referred to by their correct collective nouns
    • Playing is fun, educational, and good for your brain!
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  • Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay
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    Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay

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    This bestselling, award-winning picture book from Australian author and illustrator Emma Quay is sure to become a family favourite.

    Charming illustrations accompany rhythmic, rhyming text in this tale of a quintessential bathtime and bedtime routine, and all the fun that this entails.

    'One, two Rudie Nudie,

    Rudie Nudie in the bath...' 

    • 24 pages of full colour illustrations and lively text
    • Board book format - perfect for little hands!
    • Dimensions: 17.9 x 15.7 x 1.5cm
    • Recommended for ages 2+
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  • Splish, Splash, Snap! - Megan McKean
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    Featuring imagery by Australian illustrator, Megan McKean, “Splish, Splash, SNAP!” is a fun family game that introduces you to some lesser-known Australian aquatic and marine life.

    You know the platypus but have you met the spotted wobbegong? Other animals include the bluebottle, biscuit sea star, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, Eastern snake-necked turtle, Australian sea lion, saltwater crocodile, weedy seadragon, yabby, Australian clownfish and the green turtle.

    How to play: shuffle the cards and divide them equally between the players. Each player should keep their cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player flips over their top card, placing it into a pile in the middle. When the top two cards on the pile match, the first player to say “Splish, Splash, SNAP!” wins all the cards in the pile. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards.

    Up for an extra challenge? There are four different themed games in the SNAP! series by Megan McKean. Each game in the series can be joined together to form a larger playing deck, and create more fun!

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  • Ten Little Owls - Renee Treml
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    Nine little dingos howl at the moon . . . Ten little owls hoot a goodnight tune.

    What happens around Australia when the sun goes down? The cutest little animals come out to play, of course. Teach your own little critter to count to ten in this beautiful board book featuring baby native animals running, hopping, swimming, eating and playing from dusk to dawn.

    Ten Little Owls is a board book that measures 16 x 16cm.

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  • The Baby Animal Book - Jennifer Cossins
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    An adorable and informative picture book from the CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins, author of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS and 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS. 

    What do you call a baby penguin?
    Or a baby owl?
    Or a baby platypus?

    Come along on an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins and find out!

    The Baby Animal Book measures 24 x 20cm.

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