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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143504740
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg


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Big Red Hen looks after everyone else's babies, but what she wants most of all is someone special of her own to love . . .

Big Red Hen looks after everyone else's babies, but what she wants most of all is someone special of her own to love . . .

'The magic created in this lovely tale is the kind of delight expected from its author and illustrator; two of Australia's best-loved picture book creators.' Courier Mail

'Together, Wild and Denton have created a memorable picture book about how pure and unprejudiced love can be.' Sunday Age

  • Pub date: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143504740
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most-loved picture book authors.
She has written over twenty books, many of which have appeared in foreign editions. All have been highly acclaimed. Jenny Angel (which was inspired by her brother's death at the age of seven), illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks and The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas are all winners of the CBC Picture Book of the Year Award. Her most recent picture book with Penguin is The Treasure Box.
Margaret was born in Eshowe, a small town in South Africa. She now lives in Sydney.

Terry Denton

Terry Denton has been creating children’s books for over 30 years. He has worked with many of Australia's top authors, written much-loved picture books and junior fiction novels, won more than 40 children’s choice awards and been shortlisted many times in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. His Felix and Alexander won Picture Book of the Year in 1986. His books include The Upside-down History of Downunder with Alison Lloyd, The Worm Who Knew Karate with Jill Lever, as well as the Gasp! books and the animated TV series, and the world-famous Just! books and Treehouse series with Andy Griffiths. His work is characterised by a devious sense of humour, an adventurous and inventive drawing style and an informed flair for what interests and amuses kids.


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