A new baby can make for a busy family, but the Gags machine is always there to help out.
A new baby means a hectic household for the whole family. Luckily Gags, the narrator’s grandmother, is always around to help – turning into the Gags machine when the house is in need of a good clean and dinner must be made. But Gags also has time for fun stuff like playing dress up and going to the park. And when there is so much to pack for the family holiday to the beach, Gags is a great help too – but everyone soon learns that even Gags machines need a rest.
About the Author
An enjoyable early reader with valuable themes such as new siblings, imaginative play and the importance of family help.
Written by Australian author Catriona Hoy with charming illustrations by Annabelle Josse.
Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books to chapter books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.
Catriona Hoy is a Melbourne based writer, teacher, storyteller and mother. Born in Scotland, she moved to Australia as a young child. Catriona begun to write after the birth of her second daughter. Her title The Music Tree (Lothian Books), illustrated by Adele Jaunn was an Early Childhood Notable Book in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards in 2007.
About the Illustrator
Annabelle Josse was born in Normandy, France, but moved to Australia in 1997. While Annabelle’s main educational background is in biology and chemistry, she has also studied art as a side-project since she was fifteen years old. Today, Annabelle illustrates with a focus on children and she currently lives in Sydney with her husband and three kids. Noah’s Garden was her first picture book with Walker Books Australia.