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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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  • At the Dog Park - Moira Court
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    "This dog is noisy and that one is quiet. This dog is tiny and that one is giant..."

    Western Australian author and illustrator, Moira Court, captures all the joy and variety of the dog park in lively rhyming prose.

    Each charming canine character is created using layered woodblock prints, screen-printing and collage. 

    Children will love identifying their favourite dog breeds, recognising dogs similar to those they know, and learning about and about opposites.

    • Hardcover
    • 32 full colour pages
    • Dimensions: 18.5cm high x 25cm wide
    • Recommended for ages 3-5 years
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  • Djeco - Little Secret Notebook with Magic Pen - Fawn
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    From French toy-makers, Djeco, this Secret Notebook comes with an invisible ink pen for writing and drawing, and a locking padlock to doubly-protect the inner-most thoughts of its owner!

    Just pass the incorporated UV light over your text and all secrets are revealed!

    • Hardcover with whimsical illustrations and metallic embellishments
    • 88 Lined and illustrated pages (120gsm)
    • 11.5cm wide x  14cm long x 1.2cm thick 
    • Padlock with 2 keys
    • Magic Pen with On/Off switch*
    • Recommended for ages: 8+ years
    • FSC® certified paper and cardboard

    * Please note: this product contains button batteries (3 x LR44 HD batteries, supplied).  These batteries are housed within the pen, are unremovable and can not be replaced. Button batteries are unsafe if swallowed. For information about button battery safety please see https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/electronics-technology/button-batteries

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  • Djeco - Little Secret Notebook with Magic Pen - Pirates
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    From French toy-makers, Djeco, this Secret Notebook comes with an invisible ink pen for writing and drawing, and a locking padlock to doubly-protect the inner-most thoughts of its owner!

    Just pass the incorporated UV light over your text and all secrets are revealed!

    • Hardcover with whimsical illustrations and metallic embellishments
    • 88 Lined and illustrated pages (120gsm)
    • 11.5cm wide x  14cm long x 1.2cm thick 
    • Padlock with 2 keys
    • Magic Pen with On/Off switch*
    • Recommended for ages: 8+ years
    • FSC® certified paper and cardboard

    * Please note: this product contains button batteries (3 x LR44 HD batteries, supplied).  These batteries are housed within the pen, are unremovable and can not be replaced. Button batteries are unsafe if swallowed. For information about button battery safety please see https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/electronics-technology/button-batteries

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  • Djeco - Little Secret Notebook with Magic Pen - Safari
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    From French toy-makers, Djeco, this Secret Notebook comes with an invisible ink pen for writing and drawing, and a locking padlock to doubly-protect the inner-most thoughts of its owner!

    Just pass the incorporated UV light over your text and all secrets are revealed!

    • Hardcover with whimsical animal themed illustrations
    • 88 Lined and illustrated pages (120gsm)
    • 15.5 wide x  20cm long x 1.2cm thick 
    • Padlock with 2 keys
    • Magic Pen with On/Off switch*
    • Recommended for ages: 8+ years
    • FSC® certified paper and cardboard

    * Please note: this product contains button batteries (3 x LR44 HD batteries, supplied).  These batteries are housed within the pen, are unremovable and can not be replaced. Button batteries are unsafe if swallowed. For information about button battery safety please see https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/electronics-technology/button-batteries

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  • Djeco - Little Secret Notebook with Magic Pen - Stag
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    From French toy-makers, Djeco, this Secret Notebook comes with an invisible ink pen for writing and drawing, and a locking padlock to doubly-protect the inner-most thoughts of its owner!

    Just pass the incorporated UV light over your text and all secrets are revealed!

    • Hardcover with whimsical illustrations and metallic embellishments
    • 88 Lined and illustrated pages (120gsm)
    • 15.5 wide x  20cm long x 1.2cm thick 
    • Padlock with 2 keys
    • Magic Pen with On/Off switch*
    • Recommended for ages: 8+ years
    • FSC® certified paper and cardboard

    * Please note: this product contains button batteries (3 x LR44 HD batteries, supplied).  These batteries are housed within the pen, are unremovable and can not be replaced. Button batteries are unsafe if swallowed. For information about button battery safety please see https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/electronics-technology/button-batteries

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  • Djeco - Secret Notebook with padlock
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    From French toy-makers, Djeco, this charming lockable notebook is perfect for children who are developing their writing skills, and need somewhere to store their most secret thoughts!

    • Whimsical illustrations and metallic embellishments
    • 88 Lined pages
    • Includes padlock with 2 keys
    • 16.5 wide x  19.7 long x 1.2cm thick 
    • Recommended for ages: 5+ years
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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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  • 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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  • Honeysticks - Toddlers First Colouring Book - An Aussie Adventure
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    Honeysticks were orignally developed for a New Zealand preschool that was looking for safe and natural crayons for it’s pupils and have developed a range of fun, engaging and environmentally responsible products.

    The Toddlers First Colouring Book is the perfect companion present to Honeysticks Crayons or fantastic all on it's own! The large pages are filled with drawings of Australian animals and landmarks, ready for little ones to start scribbling in. 

    • Made in New Zealand
    • Made from 100% recycled paper
    • 40 illustrated pages for colouring
    • Recommended for ages 2 years and up
    • Environmentally sustainable and low impact production methods
    • Measures 29.5m high x 23.5cm wide x 8mm thick
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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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  • 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 - Faces for Baby - Cloth 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! Babies particularly enjoy symmetry, and respond to faces from a very early age. The simple faces in this fold-out book will entrance baby.

    • Concertina style, fold-out fabric book featuing 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 - Mesmerised and Faces for Babies are 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)
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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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  • Once I Heard a Little Wombat - Renee Treml
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    'Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp . . . '

    Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.

    This board book measures 16 x 16cm

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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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  • 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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