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'Frowning black clouds, lightening fork flashes.
Fast-falling raindrops, thunderbolt crashes.
Wetter and wetter and wetter it got.
It just kept on raining. It just wouldn't stop.'

Lily and Theo don't want to walk to school on the stormiest day of the year, but they are in for a surprise. And so is Mum. 

Emma Vere-Jones is also the author of Fizzy Pop, illustrated by Kate Snushall and Stan the Van Man, illustrated by Philip Webb, which won the Storylines Joy Cowley Award in 2014. Lisa Allen has illustrated a number of picture books for Duck Creek Press, including Auntie Ellie's Beach House, Aunty Edna of Duck Creek Pond and Uncle Vic's Farm.


  • Publisher: Duck Creek Press
  • 255 x 210mm, 32 pages
  • Hardback, ISBN 978-1-927305-26-3, RRP: $29.99
  • Paperback, ISBN 978-1-927305-27-0, RRP: $19.99

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Fizzy Lizzy is addicted to soft drinks. On the day of the school cross country, Lizzy is involved in a carbonated catastrophe.  It takes an ingenious plan from Max Martin and his giant brain to save her.  But will Lizzy change her fizzy ways forever? A picture book for children 3+

From the award winning author of Stan the Van Man, comes a fantastical tale of flatulence, fizzy drinks and friendship. With 'uplifting' illustrations by Kate Snushall. 

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bookhead Press (10 June 2015)
  • ISBN: 9780473350826

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Miss Mickle’s Post Shop is in chaos. Her van driver has walked off the job, the parcel sack is overflowing and there’s no-one to deliver the mail. When her neighbour Stan offers to help out, Miss Mickle thinks he could be her knight in shining armour. But Stan’s hiding a secret… he can’t read. And now it seems his secret might throw Miss Mickle’s postal service into even more chaos than before…

Told in rhyming verse, Stan the Van Man was the recipient of the 2014 Storylines Joy Cowley Award. With illustrations by Philip Webb, this is a heart warming tale recommended for children aged 4-8- or anyone who wants to celebrate the joy of reading.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand (1 Aug. 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1775433072

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