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Alice the Kangaroo – a children’s picture book

What do you get if you cross a hop-challenged kangaroo, a know-it-all galah, a rusty Holden ute and a fearsome bushfire?

A sizzling tale of outback adventure featuring thrills and spills, springs and dings and every rhyme in between.

Written by Jeremy Southern, illustrated by Amberly Kramhoft.


ISBN 9781922332035 (HB, 32pp);
280mm x 216mm
AUD $26 USD $18 NZD $28 GBP £12 EUR €14
ISBN 9781922332042 (eBook) AUD $13 USD $9 NZD $15 GBP £6 EUR €7


Alice the Kangaroo is an epic tale of how one kangaroo, with the help of a galah, overcomes her inability to jump. After losing her mob Alice and Gary the galah invent a way for her to put the “spring” back into her hop. After some initial fails Alice heroically saves the day and is rewarded accordingly, I wonder if you can guess how? Told in rollicking rhyme this is a story about disability, determination, and bravery scattered throughout with some very Aussie humour.

– Jackie Hosking, Pass It On

Jeremy Southern

Jeremy has been an advertising creative for the last 25 years and has run agencies all over the world, including NZ, Dubai, Vietnam and The Philippines. A few years ago, he got sick of the rat race and returned to Australia, where he now resides in the Blue Mountains with his wife and dog. In an effort to have something worthwhile to put in his epitaph, other than chips, washing powder and beer, he started writing children’s stories. In his spare time Jeremy can be found on the biking trails of the Blue mountains or hard at work on his next book. But most likely the former.

Amberly Kramhoft

Amberly is an Australian-born artist originally from the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, and currently based in the French Alps. She has been drawing and making art since she was a child, has a background in photography and graphic design, and has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for many years. Her illustration style ranges from hand-drawn black and white, highly detailed sketches, to brightly coloured digital art, and everything in between. Nature is usually a predominant influence and inspiration (likely due to growing up surrounded by bushland and animals).


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