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Twinkle - Nicholas Bland


Published: 1st February 2012
For Ages: 4+ years old
Ships: 5 to 9 business days
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RRP $15.99

Penny is a lonely little girl who gazes out her window at night and pretends that the stars are her friends. Then, one night, a shooting star lands in her garden. Together, the chased the quietness away, and fill the night with giggle and bounce. They even shared a secret or two. Before too long, Little Star has to return to the sky-with Penny's help. Charming, gently humorous and beautifully illustrated.


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This book warms my heart


from Gold coast

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  • Beautiful Illustration
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Twinkle:

    I ended up buying this book after my 3 year old had borrowed it from the library each week for 2 months!! She loves Nick bland but this particular story she adores - we read it at least once a day, along with her other Nick bland favourite, runaway hug of course! The lead character penny pasketti is my daughters favourite book character of all time, and she talks about her all the time, if you haven't read this to your kids - you need to.

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    Nick Bland

    Nick Bland was born on a farm in the Australian Yarra Valley in 1973. The son of an artist and a primary school teacher, he spent his early childhood climbing haystacks and making mischief in his father's studio. When he moved to “the bush” at age 6, he discovered a wonderful new world and his creativity bloomed. Nick always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a writer. It wasn't until 1996, when he stumbled into a bookshop job, that he finally found the medium that would bring those two loves together. Untrained, he spent the next couple of years reading every picture book that hit the shelves and began honing his style as a storyteller and illustrator. He illustrated several readers before sending A Monster Wrote Me a Letter to Scholastic Australia in 2001. Since then, Nick illustrated I Lost My Kisses and created The Very Cranky Bear. He lives in tropical Darwin, where he works as a guardian for 120 aboriginal boys who board nearby. He loves both of his jobs and hopes to combine them in the near future.

    Visit Nick Bland's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781741696431
    ISBN-10: 1741696437
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 4+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 1st February 2012
    Publisher: Scholastic Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 27.000 x 24.500