A reissue of the classic Australian picture book
which follows the mischievous Taggarty Toad on his adventures.
The mischievous and clever Taggarty Toad has been on many adventure
and has countless fearless stories to tell. He’s battled giants, sailed
the Seven Seas and even bent the moon but Taggarty also knows that some
are venturing to pay him back for his escapades!
About The Author
- Great follow up to the Walker Classic title also by Peter Pavey
One Dragon’s Dream.
- Features vivid, intriguing, complex and slightly eccentric
illustrations that will stimulate any child’s imagination. For older
children, the text has a lesson that our actions have consequences,
especially when we have done something cruel or mean.
- Part of the Walker Classics series- reissues of classic
Australian and New Zealand picture books (Titles already include Come
by Chance, The Duck in the Gun, Going Home, A Bit of Company and One
Dragon’s Dream). Featuring a fresh new design and additional notes from
the author and illustrators, as well as comments from children’s book
Peter Pavey created some of the most unique and innovative
Australian picture books. After studying commercial art at Swinburne
Institute, Peter shunned the idea of going into advertising. His
passion for children’s books and his connection to renowned illustrator
Ron Brooks led him to illustrate Olaf Ruhen’s The Day of the Diprotodon
(1976). Peter’s next work, which took about three years to complete,
was One Dragon’s Dream (1978), the first book he both wrote and
illustrated. It was a huge success, winning him the CBCA Book of the
Year (1980), and was published to worldwide acclaim in a number of
countries, including Britain, America, Germany and Italy. He followed
this with the highly-acclaimed book, I’m Taggerty Toad (1980), in which
a Baron Munchausen-esque hero recounts his epic adventures which may
(or may not) be true. Though no less fantastical, his next work,
Battles in the Bath (1982), placed the imaginative adventure in a
domestic setting and was a finalist in the 1983 CBCA Picture Book of
the Year category. His 1987 book, Is Anyone Hungry?, about an admiral
searching for the elusive ‘twittering grimbix’, was also his last.
Peter has since retired from writing and illustrating and works on a