sally rippin presents
Sally Rippin is one of Australia's best-selling and well-respected children's authors. Grown-ups and kids all know and trust the name 'Sally Rippin'.
Sally has always been a strong advocate for new and emerging authors and illustrators and has quietly, behind the scenes, mentored lots of writers and artists into, and through, their publications. Sally has also dedicated much of her career as an author to creating books that are accessible (both in terms of language, design and affordability) so that as many children as possible can begin on their reading journey.
The Sally Rippin Presents list combines Sally's dedication to both new authors and illustrators and accessible books for children.
In Moopertown, everyone is special - in their own special way! With humorous, sweet, character-driven stories and a richly-detailed world that children will engage with, this exciting new series celebrates the idea that our differences are what make us unique, and we are all capable of being superheores when we can see the best in ourselves. Co-written with Fiona Harris, one of Australia’s top female performers and writers, having written and performed on television shows, Skithouse, Comedy Inc, Prank Patrol and The Drop Off. She is the author of two books in the Forever Clover series, and has written numerous shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival over the past fifteen years. Illustrated by Scott Edgar, who studied Graphic Design and Theatre Production before embarking on a career as a composer, writer, comedian and actor, primarily in the comedy band Tripod. Tripod have been regulars on the international live comedy circuit, regulars on radio and television, and have written musicals for the screen and stage. Super Moopers is Scott’s book series.
Markus loves to sing. He can make up a song about just about anything. But not everyone in enjoys Markus's constant singing. In fact, some Moopers find his songs really annoying! Poor Markus. Could there be anyone in Moopertown who enjoys his music?
Gertie just can't stop giggling. She laughs at everything - the problem is, not everything is funny! Today is a very important day in Moopertown, but Gertie doesn't seem to be taking it seriously. Poor Gertie. Can she do the right thing for Moopertown's famous visitor?
Nellie loves lots of things about Moopertown. But some things make her feel a bit nervous. Pointy hats for instance, and sticky marshmallows. In fact, almost everything makes Nellie feel a little worried. Poor Nellie. Does her nervous nature belong in a place like Moopertown?
Abbie just ADORES adventure! She loves spending her days discovering Moopertown and beyond, just like her explorer heroes. But not every day can be filled with adventure - and not everyone appreciates Abbie's quests! Poor Abbie. Can an adventurous Mooper find a little excitement, without annoying her friends?
Dom is very dramatic! He always loves to be the centre of attention. As he rehearses for his first ever play he is so excited to show the whole of Moopertown his skills! But some Moopers find Dom's over-the-top ways a bit annoying. Poor Dom. Will his performance be ruined by his off-stage dramatics?
Quinn just wants a little peace. It's not that he doesn't love busy Moopertown. It's just that he prefers his quiet life, and his work at Moopertown Museum. But Quinn is so quiet that he's sometimes overlooked by the other Moopers. And sometimes they forget he's even there! Poor Quinn. How does a quiet Mooper fit in a rowdy place like Moopertown?