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Tricky's Bad Day - Alison Lester

Hardcover Published: 30th October 2018
ISBN: 9781925712513
Number Of Pages: 24

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Poor Tricky! Nothing is going right for him. Milk spills, pyjama buttons won't work, his little sister wrecks their game, and when he tries to help out, everything gets worse.

Tricky's having a very bad day!

Then Dad has an idea. Outside it's wild, but there's a lot to explore...

From Australia's favourite picture-book creator comes a warm and funny story about the very recognisable mess, muddle and love that is the life of a young family - and the freedom of an outside adventure.


Another delightful Alison Lester title


This is the story of a little tiger (or possibly stripy cat) who is not having a good day, and how his Dad turns it around. The story is straightforward, but highly relateable for its child audience - with Tricky's woes including a little sister who spoils his game, favourite dress up shoes that don't fit, and various unintentional messes. There's a lovely warmth and realism in the family's interactions, especially between Tricky and his Dad. And the rhyming text gives it a wonderful rhythm when read aloud.



Tricky's Bad Day

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ISBN: 9781925712513
ISBN-10: 1925712516
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 30th October 2018
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 28.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

Alison Lester

About the Author

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books.

She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island.

Her picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; and Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

Visit Alison Lester's Booktopia Author Page

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