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Maddie's First Day

Penny Matthews Liz Anelli



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Walker Books
01 January 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books
First day of school, new experiences and making friends play centre stage for this book for the pre-school age.

It is Maddie's first day of school and she has everything ready - her uniform, shoes, socks and hat. But there is one special thing that Maddie can't leave behind - her blanky! Award winners Penny Matthews and Liz Anelli team up to bring us this wonderful picture book about the excitement of going to big school for the first time.
By:   Penny Matthews
Illustrated by:   Liz Anelli
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 261mm,  Width: 251mm, 
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781760651695
ISBN 10:   1760651699
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 January 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Penny Matthews has written more than thirty books for children and young adults. She writes in a variety of genres and has won many awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award and the Davitt Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. She is based in South Australia. Illustrator Liz Anelli previously lived and worked in England but now resides in Newcastle, NSW. She has a huge passion for drawing and keeps rows of sketchbooks in her studio. In 2017, her book Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre (written by Pamela Freeman) was a CBCA Notable Book and was short-listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, NSW Premier's History Awards, the Environment Award for Children's Literature and the Educational Publishing Awards. Her last book with Walker was Our Stories: Ten Pound Pom (written by Carole Wilkinson).

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