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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143502371
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

A Giraffe in the Bath



An Adventure in Rhyme and Laughter

Bold and zany characters. Rollicking rhythms. Dive into the whimsical world crafted by the remarkable trio - Mem Fox, Olivia Rawson, and Kerry Argent.


Feel the giggles bubble up as you meet:

A sheep in the shower?
A roo on the loo?
And of course, a giraffe in the bath!

Does that tickle your funny bone? Take a read and discover the uproarious escapades that await you!

From the Minds Behind Australia's Favourites


Mem Fox, Olivia Rawson, and Kerry Argent have teamed up to create something genuinely delightful. Known for their individual contributions to Australian children's literature, they've pooled their talents to craft A Giraffe in the Bath. The outcome is a fun and engaging book that combines rhythmic storytelling with captivating illustrations—a treat for both the eyes and the ears.

More Than a Giggle


Not just a laugh-out-loud experience, A Giraffe in the Bath is the perfect introduction to early literacy and language skills. The book's repetitive and rhythmic structure makes it ideal for young readers and listeners, encouraging:

Phonetic Awareness: Through rhyme and repetition.
Vocabulary Development: Introducing young minds to imaginative scenarios.
Emotional Intelligence: Instilling the joy of humour and the value of friendship.

It's not just a book; it's a stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.

A Treasure for Years


This isn't just a book. It's a family heirloom in the making—a joyous adventure you'll read aloud, over and over, for years to come. With its magnetic blend of rhythm, rhyme, and colourful companions, this book has all the makings of an instant classic.
  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143502371
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

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About the authors

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?. Other books by Mem include Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hunwick’s Egg, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath, Koala Lou, Baby Bedtime and Roly Poly. In 2019, The Tiny Star was released to great critical acclaim from the Australian Book Industry, and 2021 saw the release of two new picture books, Early One Morning and Cat Dog, followed by Our Dragon in 2023. Mem’s newest picture book, Meerkat Mayhem, to be published in late 2024, is another exciting collaboration from the talented and bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? team.
Mem has been presented with an array of book awards and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993.
Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Olivia Rawson

Olivia Rawson trained as a teacher at Flinders University where she was taught by Mem Fox. She gave up the excitement of teaching for the mayhem of motherhood. She loves Adelaide, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Kerry Argent

Kerry Argent's first picture book was One Woolly Wombat which began as an art-school project and has become a classic international best-seller. After spending 8 years as Art Director for Omnibus Books, Kerry is now a freelance designer and book illustrator. Her other works include Sebastian Lives in a Hat, written by Thelma Catterwell, Derek the Dinosaur by Mary Blackwood and Wombat Divine by Mem Fox. Originally from Adelaide, Kerry now lives in Brisbane.

Awards & recognition

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  Young Children

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2013  •  Picture Books