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  • Published: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747071
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Tin Toys




A magical Christmas story from a master storyteller

A magical Christmas story from a master storyteller

Christmas Eve is drawing close. High on a shelf in an old toy shop, the wind-up Space Ride is gathering dust. It hasn’t worked in years. The tin toys remember how bright, how shining, how exhilarating the Space Ride was. But the new toys don’t believe them. The tin toys are determined: this Christmas, they’ll prove that even old toys can be magical.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747071
  • 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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