Author(s): Richard Tulloch
Six extraordinary stories which will turn your view of animals upside down! Quirky, funny, and full of rhyming, alliteration and word play that will captivate beginner readers, Beastly Tales is a collection of stories that will delight parents and children alike. A vulture who doesn't like leftovers, a chameleon who saves her fickle, fashionable friends from a volcano, a skunk who wants a quiet, unstressful job (for reasons that will become obvious), a heroic boa constrictor, and a rhino who wants to dance...
Richard Tulloch has written over sixty children's books, heaps of plays and numerous scripts for children's TV series, including the famous Bananas in Pyjamas and New McDonald's Farm and the screenplay for the animated feature film Ferngully II: The Magical Rescue. Richard lives with his wife in Sydney and spends part of each year based in Amsterdam. In between times he travels the world, performing his storytelling show Storyman and teaching writing workshops in schools. Terry Denton has been illustrating and writing children's books for over 30 years, with titles such as the Gasp! books and animated TV series, and the Just! books and the Treehouse series with Andy Griffiths. He has also worked with many of Australia's top authors and won more than 40 children's choice awards throughout Australia and been shortlisted many times in the Children's Book Council of Australia awards. His Felix and Alexander won Picture Book of the Year in 1986. Terry grew up with 4 brothers in inner Melbourne and spent a happy childhood playing around the Yarra River environs. He loved sport and maths and science at school, but had a secret passion for drawing. He always dreamed of becoming an animator but somehow he fell into illustration and writing. He lives by the sea in bayside Melbourne.