Matt Shanks: Small adventures in words and pictures
A Boat of Stars, Matt Shanks, ABC Books

A Boat of Stars: New poems to inspire and enchant

Matt's illustrations are part of a beautiful anthology of new Australian poetry for preschool and primary-aged children, and include some of our country's finest writers and illustrators.

A boat of stars came down tonight
and sailed around my bed -
it sprinkled stardust on my eyes,
put dreams inside my head

Open worlds of imagination and explore the magic of everyday life with this enchanting new collection of poetry from some of Australia's most-loved writers and illustrators.

Perfect for the classroom and the home, A Boat of Stars will bring a love of language, rhythm and rhyme to every child.

For ages 3-10

Pre-order today for Feb 2018 delivery
Short adventures

Image of a stork carrying a baby

10% off your first delivery. Awesome!

Plus you'll get:

  • Promo codes for my store
  • Watercolour tips
  • Behind-the-scenes sketches
  • Times that I make mistakes
  • Extra artwork you don't see anywhere else
  • A round-up of the best illustrators out there in social media

Emails only go out once every 2 months or so - I definitely won't be spamming your inbox.

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