Topsy the fruit bat doesn't like fruit, and gets dizzy if she hangs upside down. Turvy the owl doesn't enjoy eating grubs, or standing on his head. When both youngsters are tipped out of their trees by a passing whirlwind, they meet each other and discover they have been accidentally swapped at birth.
Loved by kids, parents and teachers, these engaging stories are ready to delight a whole new audience of emerging independent readers aged 6-8 years. Topsy the fruit bat doesn't like fruit, and gets dizzy if she hangs upside down. Turvy the owl doesn't enjoy eating grubs, or standing on his head. When both youngsters are tipped out of their trees by a passing whirlwind, they meet each other and discover they have been accidentally swapped at birth.
Justin D'Ath (Author) Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath was one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood but after three years, left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike! Whilst doing that he began his writing career contributing pieces for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989 and this was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996 and to date he has published over 50 books. He has two children, six grandchildren, and two dogs. Emma Quay (Illustrator) Emma Quay (pronounced 'Kway') grew up in England, and has wanted to be a writer and illustrator of children's picture books for as long as she can remember. She works from a studio in her home, and sometimes feels like she barely leaves it . . . but her illustrative work is held in collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Since moving to Australia in 1993, Emma has illustrated a wide range of award-winning children's picture books. Her memorable characters for Bear and Chook, Good Night, Me, Cheeky Monkey and Shrieking Violet are favourites on many children's and library bookshelves. Emma's collaboration with author Lisa Shanahan, Bear and Chook by the Sea was the winner of the 2010 CBCA Early Childhood Children's Book of the Year Award, her picture book, Rudie Nudie, won the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and Emma's title, Not a Cloud in the Sky, about the friendship between a bird and a cloud, arrived on book shelves 2015. Emma has collaborated with author Mem Fox, with their beautiful lullaby picture book, Baby Bedtime.
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