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Gus's Garage

By Leo Timmers

Leo Timmers at his best: effortlessly simple text, intricately detailed illustrations, and vehicles galore.


Gus's workshop is chockful of bits and bobs.


When his friend Rico comes over with a problem...


...Gus finds just the thing to solve it.


One by one his friends come to Gus's Garage with different troubles


And Gus solves them with ingenious solutions!


"This is a very good and very busy picture book. I just loved it." Paula Green, Poetry Box


Leo Timmers is three-times winner of the Children's and Youth Jury Award and winner of the Bookfeather Award for illustration. He was born in 1970 in Belgium and started to draw comics at the age of 12. Trained in graphic design, he illustrates for magazines and papers as well as writing and illustrating picture books. He now has a large following in Belgium as a preeminent picture book author.


James Brown is a New Zealand 
writer, editor and poet. He has published five collections of his poems and is included in many others. Brown has been a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards three times.


"The rhymes are really funny and seem to me quintessential James Brown who, as well as being a poet of real depth, is often hilarious." Kate De Goldi, RNZ National


Win a copy of Gus's Garage

To go in the draw, simply email your name and address and send to, subject line "Gus's Garage"

One winner will be drawn on 11 August.

Congratulations to last month's winner: Harriet Elworthy!


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