There's No Such Book
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For Ages: 5+ years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 20th July 2022
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 22.5
Edition Number: 1
There's No Such Book is a funny and heartwarming that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the frenzy of Book Week.
It's the night before the Book Week parade and Ellie announces that she needs a costume by the morning. Mum, who is taken by surprise, desperately tries to piece together a costume from what’s lying around the house …
They went into the bathroom.
‘Hmm,’ said Mum. ‘Don’t I remember once reading you a book about a monster whose skin looked like it was made of bright green towels?’
‘No,’ said Ellie. ‘There is no such book.’
Ellie heads to bed only with Mum's promise that she’ll have a costume sorted by the morning. Mum stays true to her word, but perhaps not in the way that Ellie was hoping.
About the Author
Jessica Dettmann is a Sydney-based writer and performer. Her blog, Life With Gusto, turns a sharp but affectionate eye on modern parenthood. She has performed her work several times at Giant Dwarf's Story Club, and has appeared on their podcast.
Jessica spent a decade as an in-house editor, at Random House Australia and at HarperCollins, before she made the transition to writing, after two small children rendered her housebound. She once appeared as the City of Sydney Christmas Angel and sat on top of the Town Hall in a frock that reached the street.
About the Illustrator
Jake A Minton is an illustrator who lives near Byron Bay. He was shortlisted for the Little Hare Illustration Prize in 2020.