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What makes a home and a family? A beautiful, funny new picture book from Colin Thompson

Most people don't like being different.

They want exactly the same things as their neighbours, only bigger and more of them. Yet no matter how much they have, they always feel there is something missing.

The Smiths are not like other people. They might not be any good at cooking, or housework, or homework, but in their jumbled house full of strange things that will probably come in useful one day, they are happy and content. Well, almost.

The Smiths, too, feel that there is something missing from their lives.

And today the children went down to the shops and found it.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    32 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook


    June 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Child

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle NZ
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    • Booktopia NZ