The Dress-Up Box

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The Dress-Up Box

The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants. 

But they have brought something with them that can turn any house into a home. 

The Dress-Up Box is a story about childhood, belonging and the power of imagination.



Rabby The Brave

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Rabby The Brave

 

When baby Lily is born, Leon and Rabby (his soft toy) find two new friends in Lily and her soft toy, Snuggles the elephant. The four of them play together and go on all sorts of adventures. But one night, Snuggles is left outside and, by morning, is seriously injured. Leon can’t sleep knowing that Lily doesn’t have Snuggles to comfort her, so he comes up with a plan. Together, he and his parents take parts of Rabby and use them to save Snuggles, creating Captain Rabby in the process! Together, Leon, Lily, Snuggles and Captain Rabby sail out over the jumbling, tumbling seas once more. 



The Second Sky

 

The Second Sky

The first thing Gilbert sees when he hatches from his egg is the sky. It is love at first sight and from that moment on Gilbert longs to be like other birds. But penguins don’t fly, they waddle, and so begins Gilbert’s quest to find his place in the world. 

 

Great things happen when you reach for the sky!

 


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That’s What Wings Are For

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That’s What Wings Are For – Is dedicated to every boy and girl with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), their families, and all those working and praying for a cure. The main character is a Dragon called Bluey, who like these boys and girls may have weak muscles, but they are strong and amazing in many other ways. It is a truly touching story with gorgeous illustrations. Proceeds from this book go to help Duchenne Foundation assist families whose child is affected with this condition. Now also available in Korean and Chinese.

 

More information about Duchene’s Disease can be found here

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The Ricker Racker Club

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The Ricker Racker Club 

To be in the Ricker-Racker Club

-  You have to be brave
-  You have to be kind
-  You have to NOT be a girl
(but some people are better than others at being both kind  and brave)

 

Join Max, Ollie, Poppy and their ever growing band of adventurers in this joyful tale about silly rules, silly situations and the true meaning of courage. The Ricker Racker Club is a very real, very secret club, invented by Patrick's boys Noah and Reuben when they were four and three (just don't tell them that their Dad's written a book about it!)



Patrick has one more picture book for children scheduled for release over the next year with Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont:

Tiny Dancer– est late 2018


He is also currently working on a novel for children aged 9-14, titled: The Last Secret of Ernie Pigwinkle