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About the book
  • Published: 25 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857980328
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Sounds Spooky




Have a spooooky Halloween as you walk through this rickety old house where strange sounds fill the air in this interactive audio book.

Have a spooooky Halloween as you walk through this rickety old house where strange sounds fill the air in this interactive audio book.

Crashing and slamming;
Snarling and hissing;
Creaking and mumbling.

Read along with the narrator, tap your torch on and off; press your camera and listen as the shutter snaps; watch out for the creepy crawlie bugs; and is that a ghost hovering there in the corner? I’m not scared. Are you?

  • Pub date: 25 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857980328
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

Christopher Cheng

Christopher Cheng is an accomplished children’s author who writes fiction and non-fiction full time, conducts workshops and visits schools. He has a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature and has been a Literacy Ambassador for the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Week initiative and the 2012 National Year of Reading.

His picture book, One Child, illustrated by Steven Woolman, won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Picture Books (Australia) and the Skipping Stones Honour Book (USA). Christopher also worked with Sarah Davis on the critically acclaimed picture book Sounds Spooky which won an Aurealis Award in the picture book category and is a CBCA Notable Book.

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis illustrated her first picture book in 2008, and in 2010 she quit her day job and began illustrating books full-time. Since then, she has illustrated 37 books and been shortlisted for 30 major awards in Australia and New Zealand. Now she's lucky enough to spend her days drawing wicked pirates, crazy llamas, cowardly dogs and other strange and wonderful things, and calling it "work". She is totally ruined for any other career, and will hopefully never have a "real job" ever again.
Sarah has an Honours degree in literature, and her love of language and narrative underpins her illustration work. She works across a range of media and is constantly experimenting with new ways to tell stories visually. She is an experienced presenter and in great demand as a speaker at schools, festivals and universities throughout Australia and internationally. She is an ambassador for Room to Read, and the Illustrator Co-ordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Australia East/NZ).


Praise for Sounds Spooky

“This picture book is an imaginative twist on the old haunted-house genre and is deliciously spooky without being too scary. The onomatopoeic text is fun to read aloud and the simple story builds to a perfect climax, but it's the illustrations that are the book's greatest achievement.”

Canberra's Child


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