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About the book
  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785187
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Collecting Sunshine

Formats & editions

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.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785187
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Rachel Flynn

Rachel Flynn taught in primary schools in Melbourne before having two children. Since then she has written many books for children, studied for two degrees and currently teaches writing at TAFE and university level. She is best known for her hugely successful I Hate Fridays series and picture books like My Mummy and Me, My Daddy and Me and their companion books (illustrated by Craig Smith). Many of her books are listed on the various State Premiers’ Reading Challenge booklists, and she has featured in numerous ‘children’s choice’ awards. Rachel's picture books and junior fiction stories have been illustrated by some of Australia’s finest illustrators.

Tamsin Ainslie

Tamsin Ainslie has illustrated children's books, book covers, stationery, greeting cards, children's games and toys. She has worked on over 45 popular and award-winning books. She is also a fine artist and ceramicist.

Praise for Collecting Sunshine

“…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.”

The Never Ending Bookshelf

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

Blog of Dad

Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2019 • Early Childhood

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

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