Garcia and Colette Go Exploring

by Hannah Barnaby

Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

On Sale: 19/06/2017



About the Book

The brilliant new picture book from the bestselling illustrator of THE TERRIBLE PLOP

Best friends Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring - only they can't agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space (stars! planets! meteors!) and Colette is obsessed with the sea (sand! coral! fish!).

So Garcia builds a rocket ship that's snazzy and silver, Colette constructs a submarine that's perfect for deep-sea dives, and they wish each other well on their travels. But even though they find some amazing things on their journeys, the friends quickly realize they each left something very important back home.

Exploring your favourite place can be terrific, but sometimes the company is more important than the destination.

Ages: 3+

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460754306
  • ISBN 10: 1460754301
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 19/06/2017
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 3 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture books


Hannah Barnaby has worked as a children's book editor, a bookseller, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. Her first novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris YA Debut Award nominee. Author Site: Social: @HannahRBarnaby

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Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author and cartoonist based in Strathalbyn, South Australia. In 2009 his first picture book was published, The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky. Since then Andrew has illustrated many more picture books, including Too Many Elephants in this House (also by Ursula Dubosarsky) and The Swap, written by Jan Ormerod. He has also written and illustrated the Boris series of early-reader chapter books, all about a winsome and adventurous warthog. Along with his children's book work, Andrew illustrates regularly for The School Magazine, a literary magazine for younger readers published by the NSW Department of Education. Find him at

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The Bum Book

by Andrew Joyner

The Bum Book

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