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The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book - Justine Clarke

The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book


Published: 1st November 2012
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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"Something is coming. Can you see?

It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?

Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook!

It's ripping up pages and eating a book!"

A rollicking tale, full of irresistible rhyme and song-like rhythm, of a little girl who takes on the task of introducing a slightly out-of-control monster to the joys of reading.

About the Authors

Justine Clarke is one of Australia's most accomplished and admired performers: a best-selling children's singer; acclaimed film, television and stage actress with credits including Tangle, Love My Way, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Japanese Story and Hedda Gabler; along with her constant, reassuring presence on the ABC TV institution, Play School.

Justine's live shows include sing-a-long favourites from her three ARIA nominated albums, I Like To Sing, Songs To Make You Smile and Great Big World, accompanied by a live band of fine musicians.

Arthur Baysting is an award-winning screenwriter, children's television writer, a songwriter and an advocate for children's rights. He comes from New Zealand and used to be a stand-up comedian.

About the Illustrator

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for NewsLimited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph.

His work has also appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer. He has also illustrated a number of books for children, including a book about a pirate for Penguin Books called The Littlest Pirate, a book about dads for Black Dog Books called My Dad Thinks He's Funny and a couple of books about a teddy bear called Ted Goes Wild and Ted Gets Lost, also for Penguin Books.

In 2011 he was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

ISBN: 9780670076574
ISBN-10: 0670076570
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st November 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 25.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1