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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864719932
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Tin Toys




A magical Christmas story from a master storyteller

Christmas Eve is drawing close. High on a shelf in an old toy shop, the wind-up Space Ride is gathering dust. It hasn’t worked in years. The tin toys remember how bright, how shining, how exhilarating the Space Ride was. But the new toys don’t believe them. The tin toys are determined: this Christmas, they’ll prove that even old toys can be magical.

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864719932
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Bruce Whatley

Since 1992 Bruce Whatley has written and/or illustrated more than 90 children’s picture books. His internationally award-winning titles include his first two books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Looking for Crabs. He often writes with his wife Rosie Smith and has also had much success with the Diary of a Wombat series created with Jackie French.

Bruce uses a variety of illustration mediums including gouache, pen and ink, pencil, oils, watercolour and more recently CGI software. Tin Toys, The Watchmaker Who Saved Christmas and Ruben are classic examples of his search for new ways to create images.

Bruce and Rosie live on the south coast of New South Wales.

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