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A perfect picture book to share that celebrates the joy of imagination and the wonders of the natural world.

Mabel and Robert love to collect things on their walks – leaves and stones and seeds and berries. But when they are caught in the rain and can’t take their collection home they have an even better idea . . .

A book for those magical days when a walk to the park is nothing short of an adventure.


…through the combination of Flynn and Ainslie’s work, a seamless and beautiful story of a happy childhood and the simple wonders of everything that is around us every day, is brought to life.

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Collecting Sunshine is bright and beautifully illustrated. It speaks of the joys of everyday adventure and discovery, friendship, wonder and overcoming setbacks.

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    September 3, 2018


    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Collecting Sunshine Activity Pack

Join Mabel and Robert in collecting your very own Collecting Sunshine activity pack!

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
    Early Childhood

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