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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies
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y separately published work icon The Weird Beard Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , Glebe : Walker Books Australia , 2018 13867882 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'When twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey finds a magical beard in the Egyptian desert, it attaches itself to his face, making him the Pharaoh and granting him strange powers. Bab also finds the friends he’s always needed: a pair of undead animals wrapped in bandages called Scaler the Fish Mummy and Prong the Ibis Mummy. But the previous owner of the Beard, the ancient and evil sorceress the Unpharaoh, is determined to get it back. Can Bab and his new Animal Mummy friends banish the Unpharaoh back to the Afterworld?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon The Giant Moth Mummy Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2018 14798899 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'A dark river under the world. An Ibis Mummy with an upside-down head. And the whole of Mumphis in peril … from six talking shoes. Boy Pharaoh Bab Sharkey returns to the magic city of the Animal Mummies. Only this time, he faces the grossest weapon ever devised – a giant mummified moth possessed by the spirit of the Unpharaoh herself! Can Bab and his smelly friends defeat this ancient evil?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon The Spongy Void Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2019 15424262 2019 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'A mummified chunk of brain. A Fish Mummy sucked down a garbage chute. And a chamber of purple magic … that absorbs people like a sponge! On a rescue mission, boy Pharaoh Bab Sharkey becomes trapped in Egypt’s greatest pyramid. What is the terrible truth about the Unpharaoh’s past? Can Bab unearth the secrets of the Spongy Void? And will Prong and Scaler be thrown into a mummy museum forever?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon The Prickly Battle Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2020 18082697 2020 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The Unpharaoh is resurrected once again – this time in the form of an evil beard! With Bab’s pharaoh beard destroyed, he’ll have to team up with Prong, Scaler and the Animal Mummies to stop the Unpharaoh once and for all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Cover Book Review : Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies : The Weird Beard Nola Allen , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 33 no. 2 2018; (p. 12)

— Review of Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , 2018 series - author children's fiction
It will come as no surprise to teachers, librarians and parents that children love humour in their fiction reading. On a recent weekly Australian bestseller list, humour was the key ingredient in five of the top ten children's titles with two written by comedians and media personalities, Anh Do and Peter Helliar. Anh Do's latest venture, Ninja Kid, and Helliar's second installment in his Frankie Fish series, were listed second and fifth respectively. When it was released in 2016, UK comic actor David Walliams' The World's Worst Children went straight to No.1 in the Australian children's chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks. Perhaps it is a comedian's ability to tap into the child within or willingness to push the boundaries of gross-out humour or to take advantage of a well-honed imagination that has resulted in these and other publishing success stories?
Cover Book Review : Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies : The Weird Beard Nola Allen , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 33 no. 2 2018; (p. 12)

— Review of Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies Andrew Hansen , Jessica Roberts , 2018 series - author children's fiction
It will come as no surprise to teachers, librarians and parents that children love humour in their fiction reading. On a recent weekly Australian bestseller list, humour was the key ingredient in five of the top ten children's titles with two written by comedians and media personalities, Anh Do and Peter Helliar. Anh Do's latest venture, Ninja Kid, and Helliar's second installment in his Frankie Fish series, were listed second and fifth respectively. When it was released in 2016, UK comic actor David Walliams' The World's Worst Children went straight to No.1 in the Australian children's chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks. Perhaps it is a comedian's ability to tap into the child within or willingness to push the boundaries of gross-out humour or to take advantage of a well-honed imagination that has resulted in these and other publishing success stories?
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