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Penguin Group (Australia) is recalling all â€œMy First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawkâ€ made available for sale from 7 April 2010 and â€œMy First Numbers: Letâ€™s Get Countingâ€ made available for sale from 23 April 2010.
|ISBN 9781405356824 My First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawk||ISBN 9781405359818 My First Numbers: Letâ€™s Get Counting|
There have been no reported incidents in Australia. However, â€œMy First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawkâ€ and â€œMy First Numbers: Letâ€™s Get Countingâ€ have failed an international safety test and therefore we are withdrawing the products from sale in Australia. One of the tabs can be torn off and may cause a potential choking hazard.
What to Do - Customers
In order to prevent any accidents, we are contacting all of our customers to ask them to stop selling this title immediately and to return all existing stock for a full credit. Should a consumer return this title to a bookseller, the bookseller should credit the consumer in full and return the book to us in the usual way for a full credit.
Should customers have queries regarding this recall, they are advised to contact United Book Distributors Customer Service line on 1800 331 015.
What to Do - Consumers
Consumers can return â€œMy First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawkâ€ and â€œMy First Numbers: Letâ€™s Get Countingâ€ to their place of purchase for a full refund. Alternatively they can return these products to Penguin Group (Australia) directly c/o
My First Animals/My First Numbers Recall
Penguin Group (Australia)
250 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
Penguin Group (Australia) apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
Penguin Group (Australia) is delighted to confirm it will publish Anna Funderâ€™s long-awaited first novel All That I Am.
Publisher Ben Ball said â€œI was the distraught underbidder for Stasiland in London, when I said to the agent that were there a novel that Anna was thinking of writing Iâ€™d be glad to offer for that too, whatever it was. So almost ten years later, I was thrilled to receive the manuscript of All That I Am â€“ and after I finished reading it, excited in the extreme. We always knew Anna was one of our best writers; now she shows herself to be one of our best novelists, producing one of the finest novels written in the intervening decade, one that will be read for decades to come. Based around a set of concerns recognizable from the author of Stasiland, it has a depth of humanity and wisdom â€“ as well as an absolutely compelling story â€“ that was beyond even my expectations. So for me, this acquisition has been a long time coming, and I and everyone at Penguin is excited to have the privilege of bringing this gripping, important novel to the widest possible Australian audience.â€
Anna Funderâ€™s utterly compelling first novel All That I Am is about the heroic and largely tragic fate of a small group of left-wing German activists who opposed the rise of Hitler. It centres on two real people: the playwright Ernst Toller (famously eulogized by his friend WH Auden), and one of his associates, Ruth Koplowitz. Ruth was also a friend of Toller, and came to live in Sydney after WW2, where Anna got to know her well in later life. Their lives were tied together by the charismatic, passionate Dora â€“ All That I Am vividly, passionately and irresistibly brings back to life their struggles, their hopes, their fears and their fates.
All That I Am will be published by Penguin Australia under the Hamish Hamilton imprint in 2011.
For further information please contact Anyez Lindop
03 9811 2512
Penguin Australia will be publishing the highly anticipated posthumous novel by David Foster Wallace, The Pale King, in April 2011.
Featuring a cover created by Wallaceâ€™s widow, Karen Green, a painter and visual artist, The Pale King is set at an IRS tax-return-processing centre in the mid-1980s, and revolves around a crew of entry-level processors and their attempts to do their job in the face of soul-crushing tedium.
Charlie Higson's The Enemy and Zizou Corder's Halo have each been shortlisted for this yearâ€™s UK Booktrust Teenage Prize. Now in its eighth year, the Booktrust Teenage Prize is a national book prize that recognises and celebrates the best in contemporary writing for teenagers.
The winner will be announced in London on 1 November, 2010.
To view the shortlist, click here.