The Leaky Story

The Leaky Story by Devon Sillett and Anil Tortop

A fun-filled adventure into the power of the imagination and the magic of books!

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Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335392
Publisher: EK Books
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$17.99 / £9.99
Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335392
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 10 in x 9.5 in / 254 mm x 241.3 mm
" adventurous romp. The family in this story has to find a way to put the characters back where they belong when a long-ignored book starts leaking seawater, pirates and marine life all over their living room."
"Young children will love this concept as they willingly suspend their reality and let their imaginations take over.  Canberra-based author Devon Sillett was awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award for her research into speculative fiction for young adults and it seems that this is a great example of the “what-if’ story starter."  
"The Leaky Story is a quirky tale of a book that sits abandoned on a shelf as its owners, the Blossburn family, go about their business. In an effort to be noticed, the book starts to swell and leaks various aquatic animals into the lounge room until it can no longer be ignored."
"The Leaky Story may just get your younger child interested in books as it stretches the imagination taking the Blossburn family who are happily watching TV and playing video games on an amazing imaginary adventure."
"... one of the best adventure books ever.”
"This is truly a fun filled, action packed story about how exciting books can actually be and how using your imaginations is really where all the fun lives.”
"Ms Tortop’s illustrations hilariously match the simple script … This one is ideal for sharing with a young child, and then discussing its message of the timeless appeal of books."
"This is a really neat story with very colorful illustrations … Readers who love adventures, leaks, and pirates would enjoy this story, especially readers who are five - to nine-years old.”
"Never leave a book on a shelf unread! The book in this entertaining book is so frustrated it leaks a story and involves the whole family. Lots of fun for a family to share.”
"This is a funny, imaginative, and meaningful story about how important books are in people’s lives, particularly in the lives of children. They offer adventure, excitement and journeys into the unknown.”
"A fun and riveting read.”
"This gorgeous EK Books picture book might spark a brand new love for reading.”
"There is a veritable shipload of things to like about this rollicking tale of adventure and mayhem.”