Daddy Cuddle

by Kate Mayes

Illustrated by Sara Acton

On Sale: 22/07/2019



About the Book

An adorable picture book for dads everywhere

'Daddy up?'

It's early in the morning and one little rabbit is wide awake ...

From bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Sara Acton comes this gorgeous tale of an early riser who just wants to play!

A book to be loved and treasured by children, fathers and families everywhere.


'a graceful dance of words and pictures, tenderly conveying the familiar mismatch between exhausted parents and their eager-eyed children.' - Publishers Weekly

'Luscious artwork accompanies the delightful story.' - The Washington Post

'Acton's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are delightfully rough and sketchy, keeping the focus on expressions and body language.' - Kirkus Review

'This book is such a gentle and joyful little gem.' - The Little Big Book Club

'Definitely a story for bedtime!' - Creative Kids Tales

'A favourite among my kindy children at school, this is an adorable new picture book for dads everywhere' - Children's Books Daily

'I enjoyed the wonderfully warm and affection-filled conclusion to the story. As always, Sara Acton's illustrations are gentle and inviting and they complement the story beautifully.' - Kids Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733338021
  • ISBN 10: 073333802X
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 22/07/2019
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 0 years
  • Age: To 2 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams


Kate Mayes is the bestselling author of the picture books Daddy Cuddle (illustrated by Sara Acton), The Bum Book (illustrated by Andrew Joyner), Count My Kisses, Little One and Count My Christmas Kisses (both illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie and written as Ruthie May), and Stew a Cockatoo: My Aussie Cookbook (illustrated by Leigh Hobbs and written as Ruthie May). She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Mummy Cuddle

by Kate Mayes

The Bum Book

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Sara Acton is an award-winning author and illustrator. Sara grew up in the Cotswolds in England and always loved drawing, especially people and other strange creatures. She studied BA Hons Fine Art and trained as an Art Teacher in London. After teaching and practicing art in England and New Zealand Sara moved with her family to Australia. Her first picture book Ben and Duck won the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for new illustrators.

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Other Works by Sara Acton

Mummy Cuddle

by Sara Acton

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