Waiting at Woy Woy (Hardcover)

Waiting at Woy Woy By Robin George, Emily Snape (Illustrator) Cover Image

Waiting at Woy Woy (Hardcover)

By Robin George, Emily Snape (Illustrator)


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The courage of a town’s local dog teaches a valuable lesson: Don’t Let Life Pass You By. Waiting at Woy Woy’s playful rhymes and water-color illustrations create a theatrical world that will have Young Readers cheer for the animal characters who help this town how to be a little less… sleepy.

In the Australian seaside town of Woy Woy, the locals seem stuck waiting for their lives to begin. A man waits for the lake to be stocked with fish, a child waits for his grandmother to join at the bus stop, a newscaster waits for a big news break, and a romantic waits for a glimpse of her love while walking to their date.

All this waiting keeps life sleepily dull in Woy Woy. One community member that brings joy is a small, piano-playing mouse named Mordy. It seems that life drones on, when a sudden storm floods the town and poor Mordy is washed away! All the people wait to act, assuming it will be another individual that takes up the cause to save Mordy.

It takes the courage of a local dog, Tyrone, who leaps into action and becomes the hero of this stagnant town. Tyrone teaches a valuable lesson about not letting life pass by.

Told in playful rhymes and illustrated in soft, inviting watercolors, Waiting at Woy Woy will encourage little ones and their parents to seize the day.
Robin George is a retired English and Drama teacher of all ages. While his writing credits include one-act plays and poetry, his focus is now on rhyming narratives for younger people. He has two daughters, Jeni and Melanie, and lives with his wife, Grete, in Melbourne, Australia.

Emily Snape is a children’s author and illustrator living in London. Her work has appeared online, on television, in shops and even on buses! She loves coffee and notebooks, and has three cheeky children, Leo, Fin, and Flo who keep her on her toes and give her lots of inspiration for stories. You can find out her latest publishing news on Instagram: @emily_snape_illustrator
Product Details ISBN: 9781648230189
ISBN-10: 1648230180
Publisher: POW! Kids Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English