Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2008.
From the much-acclaimed creator of The Arrival, The Red Tree and The Lost Thing, fifteen intriguing illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of suburban life.
Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street? Or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass? Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night?
Shaun Tan, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.
Winner, 2010 Adelaide Festival awards for literature, Premier's award
Winner, 2010 Adelaide Festival awards for literature, Children's literature award
Winner, 2009 World Fantasy Award, Best Artist
Winner, 2009 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, Best Picture Book (Germany's most prestigious awards for children's and young adult books.)
Winner, 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers
Winner, 2009 Ditmar Awards for Best Artwork
Winner, 2009 ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year
Winner, 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel
Shortlisted, 2008 Indie Awards - Children's Book category
Shortlisted, 2008 Golden Inky Award
Shortlisted, 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.487
Edition Number: 1