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The Sugar and Spice Collection

The Sugar and Spice Collection
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9781925335200
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Susan Whelan, Penny Harrison, Anouska Jones

The Sugar and Spice Collection

Susan Whelan, Penny Harrison, Anouska Jones & Gwynneth Jones

EK Books

In these three delightful stories, fairies, ponies and ballerinas come out to play!

In Dance with Me, a ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. But when the little girl who owns the box grows up, who will dance with the ballerina then? A gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.
In Patch and Ruby, Patch the pony is lonely. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever. A wonderful tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.
In The Great Sock Secret, Sarah’s mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. Where do all the missing socks go? Sarah knows. But her mother mustn’t find out! A fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world.
Beautifully presented in a slipcase, these contemporary stories on traditional themes combine to create a modern classic.


Susan Whelan is a writer, editor, mother of three and passionate advocate for children’s literacy. She’s also the Managing Editor of highly respected children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review. She loves tea and chocolate, dislikes Brussels sprouts, and loves to read anywhere, anytime.
Penny Harrison is a lifestyle journalist, garden writer, book reviewer and children’s author. She has contributed to various Australian magazines, newspapers, guides and books, writing about everything from raising toddlers to raising chickens. Penny lives in a rambling old garden on the edge of the Yarra Valley with her husband and two young children, where she loves filling the house with books and music. 
Anouska Jones is a publisher, editor, book reviewer and writer. She is the Publisher for Exisle Publishing and EK Books, and is the Senior Editor of children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review. She lives on a rural property with her husband and daughter, three horses, eight chickens, three ducks, two dogs, one cat and one budgie.
Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating picture books


SPECIFICATIONS: Slipcase | 245 mm x 255 mm | Colour | 96 Pages (3 x 32 Pages)


Trailers

Dance With Me


The Great Sock Secret


Patch and Ruby


The Sugar and Spice Launch Day

Many thanks to Luke Arms, for capturing so many great moments throughout the day! 
Visit Luke's website here.

Author Anouska Jones reading Patch and Ruby  Pastel Treats and Sweets!

Team Sugar and Spice  Activity Time!


Media

Meet the Illustrator - Kids' Book Review

Kids' Book Review continue their insightful blog series, this time with Sugar and Spice's very own Gwynneth Jones! You can learn all about Gwynneth's creative process, favourite mediums, inspirations and much more here.


Best Reviews:

Boomerang Books Blog, October 2016

Dance with Me
"I can’t help but hear Frank Mill’s, Music Box Dancer in my head when I read about the beautiful pink clad ballerina who ‘lived in a small, wooden box."


Boomerang Books Blog, October 2016

Patch and Ruby
"Jones’s narrative is warm and restrained enough to sustain short attention spans whilst the illustrations excite the tactile senses and illicit quite a bit of cheeky humour. Keep an eye out for the chook in rollers. So clever."


The Bottom Shelf, October 2016

The Great Sock Secret
"This is an utterly charming story from the team that created the outstanding Don’t Think About Purple Elephants that reminded me of The Borrowers by Mary Norton (and which would be a great read-together serial as a follow-on.)  Like Sarah, the reader has to have sharp eyes to find what has happened to the socks because so much of the story is in the wonderful illustrations – a trait of perfect picture books in my opinion" - Read the full review here.


Kirkus Reviews, September 2016

The Great Sock Secret
"Jones' artwork has a soft line, matter-of-factly combining the mundane with the fantastic. These fairies look like good fun, ready for some mischief, like taking command of all those missing socks ... Like Sarah, readers will breathe a sigh of relief when her mother abandons her search for the socks—and maybe they'll start peeking around for fairies in their own homes. (Picture book. 4-8)"

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