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  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143504924
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Just Jack


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A perfect picture book about finding the confidence to be yourself and having fun along the way – from the award-winning creator of Isabella's Secret and Lily and the Fairy House.

Jack was getting ready for his first day at kinder. He wouldn't know anyone. How would he make friends? Then Jack had an idea. He put on his red-and-blue suit, his yellow cape, his special socks, his gumboots and, last of all, his shiny black mask.

Super Jack was ready for action!

And all the other kids loved him!

But what will Jack do when his costume needs a wash?

Will his new friends still like him when he's just Jack?

'A great book for little kids about to start kindergarten or school.' Junior Bookseller + Publisher

  • Pub date: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143504924
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Jane Tanner

Jane Tanner completed an Associate Diploma of Fine Art in Printmaking and Painting and a Diploma of Education. She taught for several years in Victorian secondary schools before taking up full-time illustrating in 1984.

She is the acclaimed illustrator of the best-selling picture books There's a Sea in my Bedroom, Drac and the Gremlin, The Wolf, The Fisherman and the Theefyspray, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds and The Soldier's Gift.

She is the author and illustrator of Playmates, Isabella's Secret, Ride with Me, Just Jack, Love from Grandma and Lilly and the Fairy House.

She has won or been shortlisted for many prestigious awards, including the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in the categories of Picture Book of the Year, Younger Readers' and Early Childhood.

This much-loved author/illustrator is one of Australia's outstanding picture-book creators.

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Praise for Just Jack

“A lovely, lively story ... This picture book is sure to be a hit with kindy and prep children, particularly before, or in the first weeks of their new experiences.”

The Courier Mail


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