Scribbly Gum Secrets

Scribbly Gum Secrets
Scribbly Gum Secrets
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Scribbly Gum Secrets. Scribbly Gum Secrets is a beautifully illustrated children's book with a gentle message about ecological awareness.  A great book for encouraging kids to pay attention to the natural world in a mindful way. Perfect gift for curious kids who love getting outdoors or for kids who could use a little push towards screen-free time. 

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Who drew on these trunks?’ Charlie asked Max.‘They’ll be in big trouble if Mummy sees that!’

Join four reluctant kids on a walk through the bush as they make all sorts of wild discoveries. But who scribbled a secret message on the scribbly gum trees? 

Scribbly Gum Secrets explores ecological awareness for children in a gentle and joyful way. Encourages curiosity, hypothesising, problem-solving and questioning. A story of curiosity and discovery in a uniquely Australian setting. CBCA-shortlisted illustrator Megan Forward combines watercolour, charcoal and collage. Megan’s artwork has been layered with original botanic photography by author Dannika Patterson in the design process, to produce a visually stunning picture book. Written in sophisticated rhyme, with cross-curriculum links in Science, English, Art and Maths.


32 pages.

Published by Ford Street Publishing.

29cm x 22cm. 

Ages 6+; illustrated story book.

Written by Dannika Patterson and illustrated by Megan Forward.

Dannika Patterson is a children’s author and copywriting consultant, whose work has been published across a range of traditional and multi-media platforms. With a strong background in content development and marketing, and degrees in Journalism and Child Psychology, Dannika has found the perfect alignment of her talents and passions in writing quality literature for children.

Megan Forward is an author, illustrator, speaker and artist who runs STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Art and Maths) workshops for children. She is passionate about teaching sustainability to young children through her picture books, and helping them make real world connections across curriculum subjects. She is based  in Manly, QLD.

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