The Gobbledegook Book: A Joy Cowley Anthology

Author(s): Joy Cowley

Treasury Collections & Special Editions | NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2020 Shortlist | NZ Picture Books | NZ Poetry

Joy Cowley's favourite stories, poems and nonsense rhymes collected in a hardback gift volume for the family to treasure. It selects the best of Cowley's poems and stories to read aloud, including much-loved classics such as Greedy Cat and Nicketty-Nacketty Noo Noo Noo. Fully re-illustrated with humour and energy by newcomer Giselle Clarkson, these short stories, picture books and funny poems will bring joy to a new generation.

Ruth's Review: Absolutely delicious is the only way to sum up this fabulous collection of Joy Cowley's poems and stories, given a fresh new look from Giselle Clarkson's whimsical illustrations.There are some old favourites like Greedy Cat and Nicketty-Nacketty, Noo Noo Noo, but it's wonderful to also see rhyme-charmers such as Uncle Andy's Singlet and Cheese Trap, back in print again. Poems filled with lovely jumbly words like "goggly gookers" and "bleezles flue-flam slushus" sit alongside the circle-of-life story The Little Tractor and the cautionary tale wisdom of Do Not Drop Your Jellybeams. The 20 stories and poems are beautifully presented in a large hardback volume, printed on thick matte paper and with an orange ribbon bookmark to find your place. An ideal keepsake gift for a new baby or to celebrate a christening. You will remember Giselle Clarkson from her hilarious taxonomy of New Zealand's favourite biscuits and slices in Annual 2, such as the Sultana Pastie or Disappointus Minora, and Gingernut or Cupotea Rex!  


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Finalist - Picture Book Awards for the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. Her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal; the NZ Post Children's Book Award 2006; the Roberta Long Medal, Alabama, USA; and the AW Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature. She is a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Giselle Clarkson is an illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand. She once drew a picture of some biscuits that was shared online so many times that they put her on TV. As well as illustrating children’s books, Giselle is a regular contributor to the NZ School Journal. She writes a comic about children’s books for The Sapling, and makes educational comics about important and exciting environmental topics. She loves to have adventures at sea and on remote islands best of all. Giselle has a degree in photography from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.

General Fields

  • : 9781776572588
  • : Gecko Press
  • : Gecko Press
  • : 0.738
  • : September 2019
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 24.8 Centimeters X 28.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joy Cowley
  • : Hardback
  • : Giselle Clarkson
  • : English
  • : 828.9208
  • : 88