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  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793489
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Lights Out, Leonard


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A cheeky story about night-time fears from award-winning Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

Leonard doesn't like bedtime, especially when there's a five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster hiding in the corner of his bedroom. It seems like Leonard will never sleep again ... until he discovers a mysterious book called How to Frighten Monsters.

  • Pub date: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793489
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is an Australian singer and songwriter known for his six award-winning indie/folk albums, including a best-of album released in 2017. He is committed to representing the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, as one of only six lifetime ambassadors for the charity (and the only non-author lifetime ambassador). He launched the initiative 'Buskin for Change' in 2009 to raise support for the ILF. Josh co-wrote the ILF song ‘Words Make the World Go Round’ with Justine Clarke, as well as co-writing, producing and mixing five songs for Justine’s new ABC2 TV show, Ta Da!
Lights Out, Leonard
is his first picture book.

Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is an illustrator and designer based in Perth, Western Australia. His work is influenced by surf, skate, music and contemporary pop culture with an emphasis on the hand-drawn form. Accompanying his commercial work, Nixon has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around the state. In addition to his commercial illustration, Nixon has been published in over 10 children's books. In 2011 Nixon was named in the top 100 New Creatives by CMYK magazine.


Praise for Lights Out, Leonard

“This book is laugh-out-loud funny ... the resolution in this story is clever, with unexpected hilarious details, and wholly satisfying. Lights Out, Leonard is highly recommended for young readers, especially anyone afraid of the dark.”

Kids' Book Review

“This is an amusing, reassuring book with a universal theme and is a good addition to the range of bedtime books for children aged 3–6.”

Louise Pfanner, Books+Publishing


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