Joy Cowley & Giselle Clarkson

The Gobbledegook Book - A Joy Cowley Anthology

Joy Cowley’s wordplay and humour shine in this landmark collection of stories, rhymes, nonsense and poems.
The Gobbledegook Book collects favourites like ‘Faster Faster’ and less-known treasures alongside the much-loved classics ‘Greedy Cat’ and ‘Nicketty-Nacketty Noo-Noo-Noo’.

The Gobbledegook Book is a perfect family read-aloud and one for early readers to snuggle up with.

Gecko Press

Picture Book

Original title: The Gobbledegook Book – A Joy Cowley Anthology
Age 3+
88 pp
hc | 240 x 280 mm
Publication: 2019

Author: Joy Cowley
Illustrator: Giselle Clarkson

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“The Gobbledegook Book is the kind of book that will be passed down generations of a family – timeless, joyous and heavy with memories.” – NZ Booklovers, Sept 2019

“Cowley’s text is pitch perfect as always, a master of rhythm and rhyme and the ability to take small everyday moments and make them special…Giselle has a style all her own and has maximised her capacity for loose lines and scribbly colouring… allowing the textures to bring more touches of impulse and life to each character.” – Magpies Magazine, Nov 2019

“Joy Cowley is a genius with words, and this anthology is a reminder of her skill and originality.The exuberant colour illustrations are by Giselle Clarkson. According to Joy Cowley, these pictures are ‘mad and scrumptious’.” – The Source, Nov 2019

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