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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864718263
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

Wild Stories




The very best stories from the bestselling author of THE FLOODS.

The very best stories from the bestselling author of THE FLOODS.

Sid the mosquito isn't the only one exploring the delights of house Number Fourteen and its overgrown garden. Derek the rat is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is busy trying to persuade the world she is not an orange, while Arnold the mouse is spending more time in the trap than out of it. Frank the ant has a terrible headache and just wants to be left alone, and Joey the budgie is having a bath in the dog's bowl.

Colin’s acclaimed stories about the inhabitants of one particular garden are now collected in this newly illustrated special edition.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864718263
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Colin Thompson

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever, CBCA Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley and CBCA Honour Book and the Family Therapists' Award for The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Free to a Good Home and Barry.

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Praise for Wild Stories

“‘Thompson’s illustrations help bring the animals to life, and his witty dialog between the animals charms readers of all ages.’ http://sliscrimsonreview.blogspot.com”


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