A hilarious, lively picture book by two of the luminaries of New Zealand children’s books.

Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat... Where is Mister Whistler’s ticket?


This is a fun story, with vivid and unusual pictures and an engaging character. We love it!

The Guardian

This sprightly, whimsical tale will induce plenty of giggles and start toes to tapping…This romp fits in beautifully with Mahy’s other wacky picture books.

Kirkus Reviews

This lively, cheerful book is the last published work by much loved New Zealand children’s author Margaret Mahy, who died 12 months ago. It is handsomely illustrated by her compatriot Gavin Bishop.

The Australian

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