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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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  • 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 pages
    • Environmentally sustainable and low impact production method
    • Measures 29.5m high x 23.5cm wide
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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. 

    • 52 cards, comprising 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
    • Dimensions: box measure 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

    $21.95

    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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  • 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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  • Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay
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    Rudie Nudie - Emma Quay

    $21.95

    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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  • 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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  • The Bush Birds - Lift The Flap Book - Bridget Farmer
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    Written and illustrated by Victorian artist, Bridget Farmer, The Bush Birds book consists of twelve riddles for readers to ponder, look at the pictures for clues and lift the hidden flap to find out the answer!

    A great introduction to some of our lesser know species, The Bush Birds allows children to familiarise themselves with our beautiful native birds - ready to go bushwalking and spot them in the wild!

    • Information about each bird can be found at the back, as well as a few tips for birding and helping with identifying your spottings
    • The illustrations are all created from dry point etchings which have been hand coloured with watercolour paints
    • Interactive lift-the-flap on each double-page spread
    • Sturdy hardcover
    • Measures 19.8cm wide x 16.6cm high

     

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  • Write To Me - Baby Journal
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    Write To Me - Baby Journal

    $49.95

    Record their first step, first word, first tooth, first haircut, first birthday and more with this beautiful gender neutral Baby Journal. With generous space for memories, photos and milestones from pre-birth through to pre-school, this journal will become a cherished keepsake of a treasured time.

    • Grey linen cover with embossed title
    • Hard cover
    • 120gsm paper stock internal pages (FSC)
    • A4 size, measures approx. 21 x 29cm
    • 96 pages
    • Illustrated end papers
    • Designed in Melbourne
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  • Write To Me - Funny Things My Kids Say Journal
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    Kids say the funniest things. Sometimes shocking, sometimes so witty... You swear you will never forget because it is so funny and then the next day, boof, it's gone!

    A great gift for Mother's or Father's Day, this journal has been created for you to document all those quotes you never want to forget. A little journal to look back on and laugh for many years to come!

    • Linen covered hard cover
    • Gold embossed title and spine
    • Colourful endpapers
    • Measures 15cm x 15cm
    • 96 pages
    • Smooth, wood-free paper
    • Case bound and lays flat for ease of writing in
    • Designed in Melbourne
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  • Write To Me - Funny Things You Say Journal
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    Kids say the funniest things. Sometimes shocking, sometimes so witty... You swear you will never forget because it is so funny and then the next day, boof, it's gone!

    An excellent gift idea for teachers, aunts and uncles and anyone else who encounters little ones and experiences the crazy things they say!

    This journal has been created for you to document all those quotes you never want to forget. A little journal to look back on and laugh for many years to come!

    • Linen covered hard cover
    • Gold embossed title and spine
    • Colourful endpapers
    • Measures 15cm x 15cm
    • 96 pages
    • Smooth, wood-free paper
    • Case bound and lays flat for ease of writing in
    • Designed in Melbourne
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