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Nop /

Magerl, Caroline,

Nop / Caroline Magerl. - Newtown, N.S.W. : Walker Books Australia, 2019. - 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.

Nop is a scruffy kind of bear. He sits on a dusty armchair in Oddmint's Dumporeum surrounded by the beaders, knitters, patchers and stitchers who are much too busy to talk to him. So he watches the litter tumble until, armed with a new bow tie, he has an idea that will change his life forever. This story began with a memory of Caroline's school holidays in Sydney. Her father was welding a steel yacht in a boat yard and she wandered off . . . only to discover the local dump, a home for the things people throw out! Many years later, her daughter Jen made a teddy bear out of scraps for her father. It's a very sorry-looking, but endearing creature. Named Roadkill, ten years later it still sits on top of his desk. This story shows the importance of deciding value for yourself and not letting the opinions of others determine how you see yourself or influence how you act. It also illustrates how differently people value things in relation to their context.

For ages 3+ years.

Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Books, Picture Book 2020.

9781760651251 (hardback)


Belonging (Social psychology)--Children's picture books.
Self-esteem--Picture books.
Friendship--Picture books.
Teddy bears.
Voyages and travels.
Voyages and travels--Children's picture books.
Orangutan--Children's picture books.
Friendship--Children's picture books.
Australian fiction.
Picture books.
Toys--Repairing--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Sewing--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Orangutan--Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels--Juvenile fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology)--Juvenile fiction.
Bears--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem--Juvenile fiction.
Friendship--Juvenile fiction.
Bears--Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, Australian.
Teddy bears--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Friendship--Pictorial works--Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories--Pictorial works.


Children's stories, Australian
Picture books for children
Children's stories
Australian fiction
Picture books.

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