The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

The Terrible Plop

Written by Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

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This is a great read-aloud storybook for parents and children alike. It has funny, clever, rhyming text about a little rabbit who learns that some things aren’t as scary as they first seem and a bad-tempered bear who isn’t as grizzly as he would like to think. Complemented by some wonderfully eye-catching and humorous illustrations you won’t get much better than this.

Shortlisted for The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award


The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

An irresistible new picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem. Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop. Children will be charmed by the wonderful zany energy of the illustrations and the rollicking rhyming story.


'A terrific story... rhymes worthy of Dr. Seuss' - Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won numerous awards for excellence. Abyssinia was winner of the 2004 South Australian Festival Award for Literature - Young Adult. It was also shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2004 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award - Young Adult and the NSW State Literary Award - Young Adult. In 2006 Ursula won both the NSW and Victorian Premier's Awards for Theodora's Gift. In 2007 The Red Shoe won the Queensland Premiers Award, the NSW State Literary Award -Young Adult, and was an Honour Book in the CBC Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. Ursula lives in Sydney with her family. She has recently earned a PhD in English literature at Macquarie University.

Andrew Joyner is an illustrator and cartoonist published nationally and internationally in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Age, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Sun-Herald, South China Morning Post, and Reader's Digest. He has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer. The Terrible Plop is his first picture book. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th January 2010




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