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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143794905
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

Total Quack Up!


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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!

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143794905
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner. Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.

James Foley

James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. He makes picture books, comics and middle-grade novels. His books include the Toffle Towers series, Total Quack Up, Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, My Dead Bunny and The Last Viking. James is an ambassador for Books In Homes and Room to Read Australia.

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck is a TV producer and has worked on shows such as The Footy Show, The Logie Awards, Carols by Candlelight, Prank Patrol and Kids' WB. He is the author of the Kick it to Nick series, a collaboration with AFL Hall of Famer Shane Crawford, and Dale in the Stuff Happens series.


Praise for Total Quack Up!

“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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