'Wait a minute! What's in the box?' In this sparkling story, a little girl going on a big adventure finds just what she needs in her special, magic box.
Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant Lilliput and her doll Strawberry Luca. And she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous...
A magical story that celebrates friendship, courage and the wonder of a child's imagination.
About Martine Murray
Martine Murray was born in Melbourne, and still lives there. She has studied acrobatics, dance, yoga and writing. In addition to her three Henrietta books, she has written two picture books, illustrated one, and written three novels that have sold extensively overseas.
Sally Rippin was born in Australia, but grew up in many other countries including England, Brunei, Hong Kong and China. She has written and illustrated many books, including the 'Fang Fang' books. Her most recent books include Gezani and the Tricky Baboon by Valanga Khoza and The Rainbirds by David Metzenthen, which was shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award.
This is the charmingly and gently illustrated tale of young Mannie who embarks on a dream-like adventure... The text is straightforward, the narrative engagingly including touches of neat humour. Text and illustration work well together to produce a book that will give much pleasure to five and six-year-olds. School Librarian
For Ages: 2 - 4 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 24.6 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1