Friday, April 08, 2016

Three marvelllous new titles from Gecko Press

 The Road to Ratenburg
By Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop - $19.99

Reader, this is my account of an extraordinary journey. Forced to make a new home, our family set out for the fabled and glorious city of Ratenburg. But the road to Ratenburg holds many dangers—vicious predators, traps, hazardous crossings. This journey would test our courage and character indeed.
‘I think it’s a marvellous story, and it’s looking at how adversity shapes us, and how the end we’re looking at may not be what we think it is. A charming book.’ –Kate De Goldi, Radio NZ National.

What Dog Knows
By Syvlia Vanden Heede, illustrated by Marije Tolman - $19.99

When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. What Dog Knows is a fresh and funny mix of story and non-fiction for inquisitive readers that covers the touchstones of childhood obsession: robots, knights, dinosaurs, rockets and more.

‘Put What Dog Knows in the hands of all the young readers you know.  Not only will they be entertained, they’ll learn a thing or two along the way.’ –Zac McCallum, My Best Friends Are Books.

Tickle My Ears
By Jorg Muhle - $14.99

A bedtime book with the makings of a classic, Tickle My Ears offers an irresistible new bedtime ritual: get ready to clap your hands, fluff the pillow, give Little Rabbit’s ears a tickle…

‘A wonderful interactive bedtime book for children and little rabbits.’ –Alex Scheffler of The Gruffalo.

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