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Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg - Margaret Wild

Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg

By: Margaret Wild, Terry Denton (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 4th January 2011
For Ages: 3+ years old
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Big Red Hen looks after everyone else's babies, but what she wants most of all is someone special of her own to love . . .

'The magic created in this lovely tale is the kind of delight expected from its author and illustrator; two of Australia's best-loved picture book creators.' Courier Mail.

'Together, Wild and Denton have created a memorable picture book about how pure and unprejudiced love can be.' Sunday Age

About The Author

Margaret Wild is Australia's leading picture book writer, acclaimed around the world. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South Africa, where she grew up. She now lives in Sydney with her two children.

Margaret has written over twenty books, many of which have appeared in foreign editions. All have been highly acclaimed. Jenny Angel (which was inspired by her brother's death at the age of seven), illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks and The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas are all winners of the CBC Picture Book of the Year Award.

Her most recent picture book with Penguin is Leo the Littlest Seahorse.

Terry Denton is among Australia's busiest literary creative forces and his work, either as a writer, illustrator or both, can be found in popular children's titles such as Gasp!, Duck for Cover and Sucked In!

Born in Melbourne in 1950, the second youngest of five boys, Terry originally studied architecture, but, unhappy with that course, he left Uni and set about discovering what kind of artist he really wanted to be. Over the next seven years he tried animation, painting, theatre, etching, sculpture, cartooning, and worked part-time with a friend running a music shop.

In 1984 he wrote and illustrated Felix and Alexander (Hodder Headline). It was published in 1985 and won the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1986. Since then he has illustrated more than 30 books, ten of which he has also written.

In 1991-92 Terry worked for the Australian Children's Television Foundation on Lift-Off, acknowledged as one of the most innovative children's TV shows produced in Australia. He spent a year helping devise the program, and another year designing the puppets and the look of the program.

His work is characterised by a devious sense of humour, an adventurous and inventive drawing style and an informed flair for what interests and amuses kids.

Terry meets around 20,000 school kids throughout the year, generally talking, sometimes doing workshops and sometimes working with smaller groups designing and painting murals.

He lives by the beach with his wife and three kids, two dogs, a few chooks and a huge burial mound of previous pets. His hobbies include: bushwalking, ball sports, water sports, painting, strangling cats and visiting sick people in hospital.

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and came to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and she worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years, responsible for managing and commissioning a large range of titles. She lives in Sydney and now writes fulltime.

Margaret has written more than 70 books for children. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards.

Her books for Allen & Unwin include the two teenage novels, 'Jinx' and 'One Night', and most recently the picture book 'Ruby Roars'.

Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia. A Bit of Company and Going Home, illustrated by Wayne Harris, were published in 2009 by Walker Books Australia as part of the Walker Classic series. Margaret Wild was the winner of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award.

Vampyre is a finalist in the 2012 Aurealis Awards in the CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures) category.

Visit Margaret Wild's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780143504740
ISBN-10: 0143504746
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 4th January 2011
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 19.3  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 24.4