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  • Published: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742752426
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Saving Muddled-Up Farm




Muddled-Up Farm is a very special place where none of the animals are quite what you'd expect. A delightful picture book about fighting for what you love.

Muddled-up farm is a very special place where all of the animals happily make muddled-up noises. But one day everything changes.

How can the animals save their beloved farm?

Come on . . . open the gate and see what's happening.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742752426
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Mike Dumbleton

MIKE DUMBLETON is a writer and a Literacy Consultant with many educational and children’s books to his credit. In 2005 he received the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognized his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time.

Seven of Mike’s picture books have been selected as 'Notable Books' by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Passing On, was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Also, Muddled-up Farm was selected as ‘Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003’ and as the ‘National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004’. Mike’s young adult fiction title Watch Out for Jamie Joel was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and his picture book Cat was selected as a CBCA Honour Book for 2008.

After nine years in New York, Mike has now returned to Adelaide to continue his writing and consulting work. His other interests include travel, ‘trying’ to keep fit, and watching most sports especially basketball, soccer and tennis.

Jobi Murphy

Jobi Murphy started in children's publishing at Scholastic Australia working on both trade and education books and magazines. Since starting out on her own, Jobi's portfolio includes the award-winning My Alphabet Kit for Blake Education, work on Scholastic's Reading Discovery series, and the design and illustration of Random House's Stories for Six Year Olds and the following books in that series. Jobi is more recently the illustrator of the bestselling Max Remy series by Deborah Abela and is the design mind behind series such as Pearlie and Saddle Club. She illustrated the picture books Billabong Bill's Bushfire Christmas and Muddled-up Farm as well as the new picture book Saving Muddled-up Farm. She now divides her time between working in children's publishing and looking after family in the leafy Sydney suburb of Grays Point.


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