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ISBN: 9781760990596
Dimensions: 23x23.8cm
Pages: 36
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Ten Tiny Things

Created by Meg McKinlayKyle Hughes-Odgers

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Tessa and Zachary have a machine that is swift and splendiferous. Every day it carries them from here to there and back again in cool calm comfort. But one morning, the machine breaks down. Tessa and Zachary are forced to venture into the world beyond its metal walls – a place of secret somethings and hidden happenings. Getting from here to there may never be the same …


‘The illustrations make this book irresistible.’ Herald Sun

‘I love everything about this book the theme the alliterative and well-sculptured language and the colour scheme used in the illustrations as well as the innovative illustrative style.’ Magpies

‘What really grabbed me about this book is the art style I have never seen anything like this before.’ ABC Regional Radio

‘The children’s journey from insulated car dwellers to open-hearted explorers of the world around them is rendered with sympathy and insight. Very highly recommended for ages 3 to 8 years.’ Child Magazines

‘Recommended for children aged five and up Ten Tiny Things will certainly be treasured by younger readers.’ Books+Publishing

’McKinlay’s alliterative rhythmic text is a pleasure to read aloud and artist Hughes-Odgers’ enigmatic acrylic on-board paintings in subdued tones resonate with and enhance the story.’ The West Australian

Ten Tiny Things is a children’s book but its appeal spans all age groups.’

‘I loved everything about this book and just read it at a story time session for under 5s. They loved it.’ Weekend Courier

‘Recommended.’ Reading Time

‘Succinct sentences alliteration and rhythm give McKinlay’s story a folk-tale feel and this is mirrored in Kyle Hughes-Odgers’s distinctive illustrations.’ Australian Book Review


SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Winner 2013)
The Wilderness Society’s Environment Award (Shortlisted 2013)

Pages: 36
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781760990596
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Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet whose work ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction. Her publications include the Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning A Single Stone, and CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others. Meg grew up in central Victoria, and spent her childhood roaming through the […]

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian artist. He has held exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Berlin. Kyle has also been involved in large-scale public art projects internationally (New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Singapore, Madrid, Berlin, Cambodia) and at home in Australia, including From […]