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Penguin Random House Australia celebrates 20th anniversary of Where is the Green Sheep? with special gold-foiled collector’s edition

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Where is the Green Sheep, Penguin Random House Australia will publish a special gold-foiled collector’s edition, available in Australian stores from 30 April 2024.

First published in 2004, Where is the Green Sheep? has sold more than two-and-a-half million copies worldwide. Twenty years on, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek’s wildly wonderful search for the green sheep remains a beloved story-time favourite, delighting readers of all ages with its clever rhyme and charming illustrations.

Mem Fox says: ‘The sheep and I are wildly happy to be celebrating our twentieth birthday. Every single one of us would like to thank every single one of you for its stunning, long-running success.’

Judy Horacek says: ‘Happy Birthday to the Green Sheep, and all the other sheep in the book. I’m very proud of how you’ve made your way in the world and that you are loved by millions. Hip hip hooray!’

Lisa Riley, Publisher at Penguin Random House Australia adds: ‘Who doesn’t love this Australian classic picture book? Mem’s delightful interactive and suspenseful rhyming story together with Judy’s flock of adorable fun-loving sheep make Where is the Green Sheep? the perfect joyous book for sharing and creating treasured memories with little readers.’

Celebrations for the iconic green sheep will continue throughout 2024 with exciting new formats to come in the Where is the Green Sheep? publishing programme, including a limited edition Where is the Green Sheep? Sticker Activity Book available 4 June, as well as a Where is the Green Sheep? Cuddly Cloth Book launching 30 July and the Where is the Green Sheep? Touch and Feel Book publishing on 5 November.

Mem Fox has written more than forty books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? Mem has been presented with an array of book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993. Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, writer and illustrator. Ten collections of her cartoons have been published and she has had major exhibitions of her work at the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Since Where is the Green Sheep? was published, she has done four other picture books with Mem, and five on her own.


Where is the Green Sheep? Celebration Book is available from 30 April 2024

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Where is the Green Sheep? Celebration Book
CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER! A special foiled edition of Mem Fox and Judy Horacek's wildly wonderful adventure in search of the green sheep.
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