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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780670078912
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

The Last Peach



From internationally award-winning picture book creator Gus Gordon comes this delightful story about friendship and sharing.

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma...Who should eat it?

  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780670078912
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016 and has won many awards internationally, including a 2017 CBCA Notable book and 2017 book of the year for 5-8 year olds in the Speech Pathology book awards in Australia.

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Praise for The Last Peach

The story is told entirely in dialogue, which makes the book a perfect pick for story time, and children aged three and up will also enjoy the clever twist at the end, which leaves the two bugs none the wiser.

Bronte Coates, Books and Publishing

This is an intriguing read with a most unexpected outcome that will encourage lots of discussion and debate.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf

Awards & recognition

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2019  •  Birth to 3 Years

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2019  •  Picture Book

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The Last Peach

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma... Who should eat it? From internationally award-winning picture book creator Gus Gordon comes this delightful story about friendship and sharing. Find out more at www.penguin.com.au

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The Last Peach activity pack

Enjoy the last of the summer fruit with these peachy activities!

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