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The Leaky Story: A fun-filled adventure into the power of the imagination and the magic of books! (Hardback)
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The Leaky Story: A fun-filled adventure into the power of the imagination and the magic of books! (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 06/04/2017
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A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things like watching TV and playing video games, the book aches to be read. The longer it sits abandoned, the more it aches. At last the book can't take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell. Then it starts to leak! At first it's only a small trickle, but eventually the Blossburns can no longer ignore the octopus, crabs and other marine life that are swirling around their suburban home. And when pirates sail out of the book, the family must band together to reclaim their living room. Can J.J. and his parents find a way to get the characters back in the book? And in the process, will they discover that sometimes books are the best fun of all? The Leaky Story is an action-packed adventure into the wonderful world of books, the power of the imagination, the art of storytelling and the importance of family.

Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 9781925335392
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 241 x 254 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...an adventurous romp. The family in this story has to find a way to put the characters back where they belong when a long-ignored book starts leaking seawater, pirates and marine life all over their living room." * Books+Publishing Junior *
"Young children will love this concept as they willingly suspend their reality and let their imaginations take over. Canberra-based author Devon Sillett was awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award for her research into speculative fiction for young adults and it seems that this is a great example of the "what-if' story starter." * The Bottom Shelf *
"There is a veritable shipload of things to like about this rollicking tale of adventure and mayhem." * Boomerang Books *
"Never leave a book on a shelf unread! The book in this entertaining book is so frustrated it leaks a story and involves the whole family. Lots of fun for a family to share." * Pinerolo Newsletter *
"This is a funny, imaginative, and meaningful story about how important books are in people's lives, particularly in the lives of children. They offer adventure, excitement and journeys into the unknown." * Kids' Book Review *
"This gorgeous EK Books picture book might spark a brand new love for reading." * Hip Little One *
"... one of the best adventure books ever." * What's Up Downunder *
"This is truly a fun filled, action packed story about how exciting books can actually be and how using your imaginations is really where all the fun lives."
* Bookish Kidz *
"Ms Tortop's illustrations hilariously match the simple script ... This one is ideal for sharing with a young child, and then discussing its message of the timeless appeal of books." * My Shelf *
"This is a really neat story with very colorful illustrations ... Readers who love adventures, leaks, and pirates would enjoy this story, especially readers who are five - to nine-years old." * Kids Book Buzz *
"A fun and riveting read." * Offspring Magazine *
"The Leaky Story may just get your younger child interested in books as it stretches the imagination taking the Blossburn family who are happily watching TV and playing video games on an amazing imaginary adventure."
* School Days Magazine *
"The Leaky Story is a quirky tale of a book that sits abandoned on a shelf as its owners, the Blossburn family, go about their business. In an effort to be noticed, the book starts to swell and leaks various aquatic animals into the lounge room until it can no longer be ignored." * University of Canberra *

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