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  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760893583
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

Total Quack Up Again!



It's the return of the quack! A hilarious new collection of stories from some of Australia's funniest children's authors.

Following on from the success of Total Quack Up! authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have gathered together an awesome new 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 Again! features stories from Nat Amoore, Felice Arena, Adam Cece, Jules Faber, Tim Harris, Kim Kane, Belinda Murrell, A.L. Tait, Shelley Ware, Michael Wagner and Nova Weetman, plus a prize-winning story from a child!

  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760893583
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids. He is the author of the Derek Dool series, the Champion Charlies series, the Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the Little Legends series with Nicole Hayes, plus the Kick it to Nick series with AFL hall-of-famer Shane Crawford. Together with Sally Rippin, Adrian edited the Total Quack Up! and Total Quack Up Again! collections of short stories to raise money for Dymocks Children’s Charities. As well as being an author, Adrian is a TV producer and a lover of very bad dad jokes. Adrian draws on his showbiz roots to create engaging, interactive school presentations and is passionate about fostering a love of reading among the next generation.

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.

Jules Faber

Jules Faber is a multi-award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He has published numerous comic strips, worked for various newspapers, taught cartooning around Australia, been in multiple art exhibitions and has worked as an animator on a Disney show. Jules has served three terms as President of the Australian Cartoonists Association, the world's oldest cartoonist's organisation. And on top of all that, he loves illustrating children’s books, including Anh Do’s WeirDo series (Scholastic), Helix and the Arrival by Damean Posner and the new Leo da Vinci series by Michael Pryor.

Praise for Total Quack Up Again!

Totally kid-oriented in its focus, support and outcomes, this is the perfect book for the collection or the Christmas stocking to ensure our readers keep reading.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf blog

These kinds of stories are the sorts that kids who are already readers and fans of these authors will enjoy, and that will hopefully encourage reluctant readers to explore a world of reading, or new authors that they will go onto read further works from.

Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

The stories are aimed at primary school ages, and as such are filled with fart gags and nose picking, but not all of them employ toilet humour. Kim Kane’s Clean the car explores the extremes of a messy family car – guaranteed to resonate with parents everywhere. Coby Sanchez’s The Duck Pond sees Derek the Duck secretly pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Most of the stories make good use of puns, which will be sure to elicit groans and eye-rolls, if not laughter.

Rebecca Kemble, CBCA Reading Time

Children (and adults that love kids books), prepare to be entertained, shocked and surprised. This short story collection is full of funny, gross, hilarious, improbable and unbelievable stories that will have children aghast by the concentration in one volume, of stuff they love to read about.

Kids' Book Review

With all the aspects young readers are looking for including ridiculous situations, ‘smelly’ stories and weird characters this will be a welcome addition to any primary library.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

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