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  • Published: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748085
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Little Drummer Boy


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A classic picture book from one of Australia’s best-loved illustrators

A classic picture book from one of Australia’s best-loved illustrators

Annie’s grandfather carves the Little Drummer Boy from the leg of an old oak table as a Christmas gift for his small granddaughter. And throughout her life Annie’s favourite decoration travels the world with her and always hangs on the Christmas tree at her house, close to the top. Seasons and fashions come and go and Annie has children and grandchildren of her own but the pair remain together, although as they age they both start to fade. But they put that down to being well loved.

  • Pub date: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748085
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

Bruce Whatley

Since 1992 Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 80 children’s picture books.


His international award winning titles include his first two books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Looking for Crabs. He often writes with his wife Rosie Smith and has also had much success with the Diary of a Wombat series created with Jackie French.


Bruce uses a variety of illustration medium including gouache, pen and ink, pencil, oils, watercolour and more recently CGI software. Tin Toys, The Watchmaker Who Saved Christmas and Ruben are classic examples of his search for new ways to create images.


Bruce and Rosie live on the South Coast of New South Wales.

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