RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay (ABC Books) •

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

ABC Books

One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath...

Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this bestselling modern classic. Winner of Book of the Year for Younger Children in the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards and shortlisted in the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.

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2012 Australian Book Industry Awards Winner
Book of the Year for Younger Children

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2012
Shortlisted Book, Early Childhood Section  

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2012
Shortlisted Book

BILBY Awards, 2013  
Shortlisted Book - Early Readers Section  


Australia's Top 50 Kids' Books, 2016  
Better Reading Australia  

50 Books to Read Before You're 5, 2018
The Queensland Government & the State Library of Queensland

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge
Early Childhood & P-2

South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge

The pencil sketches are wonderfully right for this text, lending it a sense of immediacy and movement... Written in lyrical prose, this delightful tale captures the essence of the bathtime experience. Every parent and child will relate to this charming book. Highly recommended for preschoolers (and their parents).
— READING TIME, November 2011
Parents will delight in this book and children will appreciate its cheeky playfulness... Emma’s pastel coloured illustrations delightfully capture the true essence of toddlers: joy, freedom, exploration and innocence... The story is beautifully rhythmic, told with the use of both playful (roly-poly, loop-the-loop) and comforting words (squeeze, snug). We are left with an image of these perfect cherubs nestled and peaceful in bed.
— TINY & LITTLE, November 2011
Quay’s divine, sketchy illustrations do more than just delight the eye with their colour-blocked sorbet glory – they also perfectly convey the fresh and freeing tactile bliss children so enjoy with a rudie nudie run... The faces on these illustrated children is truly priceless – childhood joy and innocence in a gorgeous book that truly harnesses the physical freedom of being young. A new classic that all kids – big and little – will fall in love with. Be prepared for major repeat-readings. And some rudie nudie copy-cat dashes.
— KIDS BOOK CAPERS, November 2011
irresistible. A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood.
— KIRKUS REVIEW, October 2014