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Wednesday 1 January 2020

Review: Total Quack Up Again!

Following the side-splitting Total Quack Up! Total Quack Up Again! is full of ducks and other animals, jokes, nose-picking, lots of fart stories, a potty stuck to a bottom, dog food in party pies, another prize-winning story by a child, and lots more!

I read The Duck Pond by nine year old Coby Sanchez first. I wanted to see what kind of story written by a child could stand beside the work of so many outstanding writers for children. I was not disappointed!

Children (and adults that love kids books), prepare to be entertained, shocked and surprised. This short story collection is full of funny, gross, hilarious, improbable and unbelievable stories that will have children aghast by the concentration in one volume, of stuff they love to read about.

Writers have been chosen to present their funniest work here. Included are Nat Amoore, Adam Cece, Felice Arena, Jules Faber, Tim Harris, Kim Kane, Belinda Murrell, A. L. Tait, Adrian Beck, Shelley Ware, Nova Weetman and special tips for writing by Jacqueline Harvey to wind it all up. There is also an About the Authors included which gives readers more information about the chosen contributors.

Illustrations (with lots of ducks) by Jules Faber add delight to an already delightful compilation. For those who enjoyed and passed around their copy for others to enjoy, here is another gift for you. For those who didn’t give the last edition to their children, here’s your chance to get their noses stuck in a book and off their iPads.

As with the earlier collection, all royalties go to Dymocks Children’s Charities.

Read Anastasia's original Total Quack review for the first collection for extra laughs.

Title: Total Quack Up Again!
Author: Edited by Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $14.99
Publication Date: October 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760893583
For ages: 8 - 10
Type: Anthology