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I'm Taggarty Toad : Walker Classics - Peter Pavey

I'm Taggarty Toad

Walker Classics


Published: 1st March 2010
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
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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!

  • 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 authorities.
About The Author

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 walnut farm.

ISBN: 9781921529481
ISBN-10: 1921529482
Series: Walker Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
For Grades: PS - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 21.0  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.2