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Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morning Gus wakes up to find Tom and the ute gone. So Gus Dog decides to go to work on his own.
Along the way he stops to listen to everything, to smell everything, and to look at everything. He has some fun, gets up to some mischief, ruffles a few feathers, and learns a new word. Eventually he finds the ute - but, as in all good stories, that is not the end!
Gus Dog Goes to Work is the warm and comical story of a not-so-usual day in the life of a sheep dog, by the top author-illustrator team of the bestselling series I Hate Fridays.
PRAISE FOR GUS DOG:
'The repetition of some phrases throughout lends a sense of the 'readaloudability' of classics such as Hairy Maclary, but with an Australian tone.' - Books+Publishing
'Gus Dog has a comical appearance, to match the humour in the text, and a soft expression in his eyes that makes him very endearing. This simple story reflects on the power of language, while observing country life, pets, working dogs and animal behaviour.' - Buzz Words
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921504884
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Rachel Flynn (Author) was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and attended Bacchus Marsh Primary School and High School. At 17 she went to Ballarat to train as a teacher, and taught in primary schools in Melbourne before having two children. Since then she has written several books for children and studied for two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education. She currently teaches at the Council of Adult Education (Melbourne) in the Professional Writing and Editing course and at RMIT. Rachel Flynn is best known for her hugely successful I Hate Fridays series (also illustrated by Craig Smith) including I Hate Fridays, It's Not Fair, Worried Sick, I Can't Wait and Messing Around. She is the author of more than 20 books for children including Whisper Wild, Freedom Child, illustrated by Anna Pignataro, The Goat, the Duck and the Bale of Hay, illustrated by Tom Jellett, and My Mummy and Me, My Daddy and Me, My Grandpa and Me, My Grandma and Me and My Sister and Me, all illustrated by Craig Smith. Rachel lives in Melbourne, Victoria. Craig Smith (Illustrator) is one of Australia's most prolific, popular and award-winning illustrators of children's books. He began illustrating in 1976. His first book was Christobel Mattingley's Black Dog followed soon after by Geoffrey Dutton's The Prowler. His witty and humorous artwork combines a wonderful sense of the absurd with a fine attention to detail. Craig has illustrated book covers, fiction series, including Too Cool written by Phil Kettle; The Cabbage Patch series by Paul Jennings' and Rachel Flynn's I Hate Fridays. His many picture books include Where's Mum? (Honour Book in the 1993 CBC Pictu
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