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So Many Wonderfuls

By Tina Matthews
Illustrated by Tina Matthews

This gentle story told in rhyming verse takes you on a wander through one town and the many wonderful experiences it has to offer one and all.

So Many Wonderfuls is about a small town we all know in our dreams, but don’t quite know how to get to in real life. However if, by chance, you do find your way to this wonderful town you will know you’ve arrived because straightaway you will feel right at home! Do you know this town? Read the book and find out! Wonderful town It’s a good place to stay So don’t hurry by Hold your horses – Slow down!

  • From the award-winning author-illustrator of Out of the Egg and A Great Cake.
  • Readers will be busily entertained by exploring so much detail incorporated into each illustration on every page.

About the author

Tina Matthews was born and raised in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney where she works as a writer and illustrator, and as a visiting author in schools and libraries. She illustrates her books in a variety of ways, from Japanese woodblock to Adobe Photoshop. In 2008, her previous title Out of the Egg won the Best First Book Award at the New Zealand Post Book Awards and was listed as a CBCA Notable Book. Waiting for Later was short-listed for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, Children’s Book - Mary Ryan’s Award. In 2012, it was also a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, Picture Book category, and the LIANZA Awards. A Great Cake was a finalist in the 2013 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, Picture Book category, and won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for illustration. Tina has worked as a puppet maker and writer in children’s theatre and television for 25 years, including for ABC TV’s Bananas in Pyjamas and The Ferals, The Upside Down Show and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. She has taught puppetry at NIDA for many years in the Bachelor of Fine Arts course and is the designer and producer of the bestselling Black and White Baby Mobile for newborn babies. For more information about the author please visit

ISBN: 9781922077516
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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