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Books by Emily S. Smith


Kora Kerplunk's Travelling Tongue

Illustrated by Peter Olczyk and published by Larrikin House

Kora Kerplunk is a real wild child who likes to lick disgusting stuff. One day, her poor tongue gets fed up and runs away. It travels all around the world, tasting delicious cuisines and trying brand new flavours, while Kora struggles with her new tongue-free life.

Will Kora be able to change her gross ways and convince her tongue to come back home?

ISBN: 9781922503206 (Hardcover) 
ISBN: 9781922503213 (Softcover)


How To Hug A Cactus

Illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt and published by Larrikin House

'How do you hug a cactus?

I’d really like to know.

You see, I love my cactus,

And my hugs will help it grow.'

A young girl explores the possibilities of hugging her most favourite plant, a cactus. With a little help from her family members and a gardening guru, she tries a number of solutions to help solve her prickly problem, all with varying degrees of success. How to Hug a Cactus is a story that will ‘stick’ with many readers.

Hardcover ISBN: 9781922503176

Softcover ISBN:  9781922503183

How To Hug a Cactus Storytime


Garbage Guts

Illustrated by Heidi Cooper-Smith and published by Larrikin House

In the North Pacific Ocean lives a monster made of trash,

A hungry, greedy meanie with a handlebar moustache.

And though his name is Garbage Guts, he’s often called Big G. He blobs about destroying all the oceans and the seas.’

Garbage Guts is determined to have the ocean all for himself, and will do just about anything to get his way. How on Earth will this beast be stopped?

This action-packed story explores the impact of our waste on the environment, and ways we can help save our planet.

Hardcover ISBN: 9780987635426

Softcover ISBN:  9780648728702

Garbage Guts Storytime

Garbage Guts Auslan Storytime

Betty the Yeti's Disappointing Day

Illustrated by Graham Davidson and published by Storytime Lane

Meet Betty, a Yeti who is frustrated by the "whiteness" of her world. Fearing she might go crazy with all the boring white, she sets off on a journey determined to find colour.

Betty soon discovers that there are a lot of challenges and disasters to be found on her quest, experiencing a wide range of emotions that colour her experience of the world.

Will her world always be colourless and dull? Will she be able to see her world in a different way?

Hardcover ISBN: 978 064 819 1407

Softcover ISBN:  978 064 819 1438

Betty the Yeti's Disappointing Day Storytime

Life Is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair

   Illustrated by Graham Davidson and published by Storyitme Lane

'The life of a chair is a sad dismal tale, and when you hear of it, you'll cry, oh, you'll wail...'

Chairs get farted on, stood on, and left out in the rain, but is the life of a chair the worst life there is?


The second picture book to be released in Storytime Lane, "Life Is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair" is all about perspective and appreciating what you have.

Hardcover ISBN: 978 064 819 1452

Softcover ISBN:  978 064 819 1445

Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair Storytime


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