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This collection of short stories from some of Australia's funniest children's authors will have everyone in the family 'quacking' up!

Authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have gathered together an awesome line-up of writers and their funniest stories. Not only will the stories make you laugh out loud and feel good, royalties from sales of the book go to Dymocks Children’s Charities – so you can feel extra good!

Total Quack Up! features stories from Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Adrian Beck, Jacqueline Harvey, Paul Jennings, Alex Miles, Oliver Phommavanh, Sally Rippin, R.A. Spratt and Matt Stanton, plus a prize-winning story from a child!


Criminal cats, superheroes, pigs dressed in footy gear, crazy robots, hippos who love the beach and birthday parties that end in disaster are all features of this collection of short stories designed for younger independent readers who not only like funny stories but also still need a little support as their reading skills develop.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf blog

Slapstick antics, gross body humour and plenty of silliness make each story just right to read aloud, to share with a family or middle primary class.

Rhyllis Bignell, ReadPlus

Total Quack Up is an easy to read collection of stories that will make you smile, produce a chuckle or two and maybe even a laugh. All the while, helping kids through books. What could be better?

Vicki Thornton, Magpies Magazine

It’s the ideal pick-up and put down book for junior readers - especially the reluctant ones. The titles are crazy-funny, and reflect what’s to follow. But be prepared to be surprised!

Kids' Book Review

Kids love humorous stories and when you consider humour for the mid to upper primary school years you are most likely imagining stories involving toilets, bums, and other scenarios relating to the underpants area. Total Quack Up! delivers this and more with other sure-to-please stories about adults getting embarrassed, anthropomorphic pigs, and kids creating awkward and dangerous situations for themselves.

Cherie Bell, CBCA Reading Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 15, 2018


    288 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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