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  • Published: 17 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481462
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book




Much-loved ABC Play School presenter Justine Clarke has taken her years of experience with children in TV, theatre and song, and poured it into this delightful book for preschoolers,Gobbledygook is Eating a Book.

Something is coming. Can you see?It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook!It's ripping up pages and eating a book!

  • Published: 17 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481462
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the authors

Arthur Baysting

Arthur Baysting is an award-winning screenwriter, children's television writer, a songwriter and an advocate for children's rights. He comes from New Zealand and used to be a stand-up comedian.

Justine Clarke

Justine Clarke is one of Australia's most accomplished and admired performers: a best-selling children's singer; acclaimed film, television and stage actress with credits that include Tangle, Love My Way, Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome, Japanese Story and Hedda Gabler. With this is also her constant, reassuring presence on the ABC TV institution, Play School and recent critical and commercial success The Time of Our Lives.

Justine's live shows include sing-a-long favourites from her three ARIA nominated albums, I Like to Sing, Songs to Make You Smile and Great Big World, accompanied by a live band of fine musicians.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

Awards & recognition

APA Book Design Awards

Winner  •  2013  •  Best Designed Picture Book

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2013  •  Book of the Year for Younger Children

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