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The Bay and Padie Book (Hardcover)



The Bay and Padie Book is one of the finest examples of Classic Australian Children’s poetry. Originally written in 1917 for the author’s two young boys, this new selection is the perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Poems range from household mishaps to child-friendly musings on the cosmos. Featuring original illustrations, whimsical Australianisms and a mischievous cat, The Bay and Padie Book is a bedtime essential. Ages 4-9.

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Collingwood, Wilmot worked at the famous Coles Book Arcade in Melbourne and from 1932 as the manager of Melbourne University Press. He is best known for his adult poetry works To God: From the Weary Nations (1917) and Melbourne Odes (1934). The Bay and Padie Book (1917) was originally written to be read to Wilmot’s two young boys at bedtime but became unusually successful, selling out three editions in nine years.