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About the book
  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143506935
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book




Something is coming. Can you see?

It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?

Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook!

It's ripping up pages and eating a book!

Something is coming. Can you see?
It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?
Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook!
It's ripping up pages and eating a book!

  • Pub date: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143506935
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Arthur Baysting

Arthur Baysting is an award-winning screenwriter, children's television writer, a songwriter and an advocate for children's rights. He comes from New Zealand and used to be a stand-up comedian.

Justine Clarke

Justine Clarke is one of Australia's most accomplished and admired performers: a best-selling children's singer; acclaimed film, television and stage actress with credits that include Tangle, Love My Way, Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome, Japanese Story and Hedda Gabler. With this is also her constant, reassuring presence on the ABC TV institution, Play School and recent critical and commercial success The Time of Our Lives.

Justine's live shows include sing-a-long favourites from her three ARIA nominated albums, I Like to Sing, Songs to Make You Smile and Great Big World, accompanied by a live band of fine musicians.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.


Praise for The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

“A delightful, fun and gorgeous book both kids and adults will adore”

Kids' Book Review


Awards & Recognition

  • APA Book Design Awards

    Winner • 2013 • Best Designed Picture Book

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Book of the Year for Younger Children


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