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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760896348
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

Roly Poly


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Roly Poly the polar bear gets a little brother he did not ask for, in this charming story about sibling rivalry and the bonds of family from the beloved picture book creators of Time for Bed, Mem Fox and Jane Dyer.

Roly Poly the polar bear loves being an only child. His bed is only his. The fish he catches are only his. And he doesn't have to share his toy walrus tooth with anyone. But then along comes baby Monty. Roly Poly did not ask for a little brother and he certainly does not want one now! What is Roly Poly to do when Monty starts making him share his bed and fish and walrus tooth?

Illustrated by Jane Dyer, with photographs by Jeanne Birdsall

  • Pub date: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760896348
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Authors

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.

Mem's books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair, A Giraffe in the Bath and most recently Baby Bedtime. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Jane Dyer

Jane Dyer is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including the New York Times bestsellers Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Kraus Rosenthal, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis, Talking Like the Rain: A Read-To-Me Book of Poems, and Time for Bed and Roly Poly by Mem Fox. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.


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