The Dog on the Tuckerbox and Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

This morning I was tagged by The Dog on the Tuckerbox on Instagram asking if I’d tag them on photos taken at the statue of The Dog on the Tuckerbox statue, 5 miles from Gundagai.

Having written the story of The Dog on the Tuckerbox as a picture book, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe and published by Black Dog Books, I have many photos of my visits to Gundagai taken when I was researching, writing and launching the book there back in 2008.


More recently, Little Dog and the Summer Holiday released a year ago and illustrated by Robin Cowcher and published by
Black Dog Books, has a double spread of the family’s camp site and Jonathan and Little Dog setting up the camp fire at Gundagai. There is also a full page illustration of Little Dog, Jonathan and Annie standing at the famous statue while Mum takes a photo – ‘As the sun dipped behind the sandpaper hills, Little Dog helped set up the camp site.’


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  1. Bernadette Joiner Hi Corinne, love your photos at Gundagai and this fantastic book. I often take it with me to read to students when I visit schools and see it as such a beautiful way to help connect children to our precious Australian folklore, as well as celebrating our pioneers. Also love your 'Little Dog' books... they are beautiful.
    November 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm · Reply
    • corinne Hi Bernadette, Thank you for your lovely comments. I remember when the Dog on the Tuckerbox first came out I was amazed how many children did not know where Gundagai was and why they hadn't seen the statue. Then I realised that most kids these days fly between Sydney and Melbourne and don't drive. Hence why I wrote Little Dog and the Summer Holiday. It was lovely to see you and Thursday but conversations are never completed at those types of gatherings. x
      November 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm · Reply

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