The Adventures of Bottersnikes and Gumbles

The Adventures of Bottersnikes and Gumbles

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Description

This stunning collection includes four of the best and favourite Bottersnikes and Gumbles stories chosen from the original beloved classics...


Deep in the Australian bush live some very strange creatures.


Bottersnikes make their homes in rubbish heaps. They have green wrinkly skin, cheese-grater noses and pointed ears that go red when they're angry - which is most of the time.


Gumbles are happy little creatures who can be squashed into any shape without being hurt. They're clever and resourceful except when they go giggly. Then they're far too silly to do anything at all.


This is handy for the Bottersnikes who, with cries of 'Got You', grab the Gumbles, squash them into tins and only take them out when there's work to be done. Can the Gumbles outwit the grouchy Bottersnikes and avoid being captured again?
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 210g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ePub edition
  • 0008205795
  • 9780008205799
  • 94,657

About S. A. Wakefield

Sydney Alexander (S. A.) Wakefield (1927-2009)
received much recognition for his writing, and
in 1991 Captain Deadlight's Treasure was
shortlisted for the CBC awards. But he is best
known for his Bottersnikes and Gumbles series
of children's books, all of which were illustrated
by Desmond Digby.


Desmond Digby (1933-2015) was born in
Auckland, and after studying at the Slade School
of Art he moved to Australia and worked as a
set and costume designer with Opera Australia,
the Australian Ballet and the Elizabethan
Trust Opera. He illustrated Waltzing Matilda
by A. B. Paterson and also designed covers for
Patrick White's novels. His paintings are held by
most of Australia's major galleries.
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18 ratings
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4 28% (5)
3 17% (3)
2 6% (1)
1 0% (0)
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