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On the planet Muddletopia, everything looks the same. The buildings look the same and the people look the same. As you might expect, this makes life very confusing! Then, one day, Queen Malvina the Magnificent decides to give everything labels. She believes this will make Muddletopia a much less muddled place to live. So everything - every house, every chair, every blade of grass, every pair of underpants - is labelled. On top of this, every person is ordered to wear a hat with their job clearly labelled on the front. Ten-year-old Karley is not at all happy with her CHILD hat. If only she could swap her hat with someone with a much more glamorous profession. Karley soon gets her wish when the biggest earthquake ever creates the most ginormous muddle of all time. After everyone has dusted themselves off, there is a mad hat scramble! Karley can't find her CHILD hat but instead picks up a shiny red hat saying FIRE CHIEF. What follows is an incredibly lively journey through various different professions - from acrobat to soldier to newsreader and eventually Queen - as Karley quickly forges a reputation all over town as a notorious hat thief!
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Colour illustrations
  • 0143303511
  • 9780143303510

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Kyle Mewburn's books include The Bear in the Room Next Door, Don't Tell God I'm an Atheist and The Hoppleplop. His most recent title, Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!, has been shortlisted for the 20007 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Kyle won the third Joy Cowley Award in 2005, presented by Storylines Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand for the development of a picture book text. He lives in Central Otago. Dave Gunson is a well-known painter of New Zealand's flora and fauna, as well as a children's book illustrator. His work has appeared in many books and magazines in New Zealand and Australia. He has recently illustrated Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails. His previous Kiwi Bites are Ratso by Lorraine Orman and Fluff Helps Out by Tina Shaw.
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