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Maddie’s First Day

By Penny Matthews
Illustrated by Liz Anelli

First day of school, new experiences and making friends play centre stage for this book for pre-schoolers.

It is Maddie’s first day of school and she has everything ready – her uniform, shoes, socks and hat. But there is one special thing that Maddie can’t leave behind – her blanky! Award winners Penny Matthews and Liz Anelli team up to bring us this wonderful picture book about the excitement of going to “big” school for the first time.

  • Perfect book to prepare preschoolers for "big" school.
  • Written by award-winning and much-loved author, Penny Matthews.
  • Great for encouraging discussion about first experiences, making friends and growing up.

About the author

Penny Matthews has written more than thirty books for children and young adults. She writes in a variety of genres and has won many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Early Childhood) Award, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Davitt Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her titles with Walker include Finch, a middle-grade novel, and a picture book, Maddie’s First Day. She lives in Adelaide.

About the illustrator

Illustrator Liz Anelli previously lived and worked in England but now resides in Newcastle, NSW. She has a huge passion for drawing and keeps rows of sketchbooks in her studio. In 2017, her book Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre (written by Pamela Freeman) was a CBCA Notable Book and was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, NSW Premier’s History Awards, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Educational Publishing Awards. She will also publish Dry to Dry with Walker in 2020 (written by Pamela Freeman) and The Biscuit Maker (written by Sue Lawson). Her other picture books with Walker Books include Ten Pound Pom (written by Carole Wilkinson) - shortlisted for CBCA Picture Book of The Year and winner of the Educational Publishing Awards in 2018 - and Maddie’s First Day (written by Penny Matthews).

ISBN: 9781760651695
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2020
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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