WINDOWS - A new book by Patrick and Jonathan Bentley - available very soon

As the activity of our everyday lives stopped overnight, what remained was the thread of our humanity and interconnectedness – the simplicity of seeing the beauty around us and the real need for the touch and physical presence of those we love.

 

This beautiful book uses a delightful playfulness to capture the poignancy, the hope and the truth of this experience for many of us through this Coronavirus pandemic, and will become a treasured capsule of life in 2020. 



Tiny Dancer - A new book by Patrick and Gianluca Garofalo and Dirt Lane Press

 

Available late 2020

 

Tiny Dancer is a story of Mirra the Mayfly as she is born, discovers an amazing world and millions of friends in the best day of her life. The beautiful image is from the illustrator Gianluca Garafalo who is illustrating the book while in isolation in Italy.

 

You can hear an audio of the book over on at the Listening Booth page.



 

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.

Shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the year award 2019.

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Teachers Notes for The Dress-Up Box
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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. 

 

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Teachers Notes for Rabby The Brave
publishers-notes-rabby-the-brave[1].pdf
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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!
 
Shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the year award 2018.

 

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The Second Sky TNs[2].pdf
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 Now sold worldwide through Amazon and online

 

That's What Wings Are For

 

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

Reviews from Goodreads

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 Now sold worldwide through Amazon and online

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!)

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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 2020)


He is also currently working on a novel for children aged 9-14, titled:

The Last Secret of Ernie Pigwinkle

 

 

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