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Cafe Life Sydney

RRP $40.99

Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers.

Cafe culture is carved into Sydney's phenomenal harbour topography and colourful neighbourhood character. From bayside to beachfront, bohemian inner-city areas, student zones and leafy residential areas, each suburb has its own distinct flavour and cafes to match. Cafe Life Sydney explores how espresso culture has percolated up from its Italian roots to be an essential part of Australian lifestyle.

About the Author

Tamara Thiessen has spent the past decade as a freelance foreign correspondent, travel, and cultural writer. Backed by a Masters in international studies and several languages, she has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines (National Geographic Traveller, Monocle Magazine, Connect Business Travel Magazine, Hotel News Now, Get Lost! Business Traveller, Wanderlust Magazine, Islands Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Air Emirates Open Skies & Portfolio, Bthere! Brussels Airline, US Airways Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, CARLSON Holiday Magazine US, The Melbourne Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Business Post, Sunday Herald); she is also the author of the Bradt Travel Guidebook to Borneo (2009) and has worked as a writer and photographer on the Eyewitness Guides to France, Italy, and Australia and to Thames, and Hudson's StyleCity Europe. When she thinks of home, she looks immediately to her suitcase and to the horizon of her next travels.


Happy Street Cafe

RRP $17.99

Each book in the Happy Street series focuses on a different shop - children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they've enjoyed the story. Everyone loves Mrs Sponge's cafe! She has a lot of hungry people to serve, but she always has time for an ice cream with her customers at the end of the day!

Happy Street is a highly collectable novelty pre-school series that offers huge possibilities for creative play. Children will love exploring all the different shops: they can cuddle the animals in Mr Paws' pet shop, shop at Miss Apple's supermarket, have an ice cream in Mrs Sponge's cafe or spend their pocket money in Mr Ted's toy shop. Perfect for children aged 3 and up.

Have you collected all of Happy Street? Titles include Bakery, Bookshop, Cafe, Dentist, Doctor, Garage, Pet Shop, Post Office, School, Supermarket, Toy Story, and, Vet.

Artist and designer Simon Abbott has been illustrating children's books for 15 years. He specialises in bold colours and delightful characters of all kinds and describes his work as fun, fresh and happy. Simon lives and works in Suffolk, with his partner Sally, 3 boys called Jack, Nathan and Alfie . . . and a very old cat called Harry.


The Have A Good Day Cafe

RRP $19.95

Early each morning Mike and his family drive to the city with their food cart. They sell bagels and orange juice for breakfast, hot dogs and pizza for lunch. Mike passes the time by drawing pictures, and Grandma sits in the shade, fanning herself and missing life back home in Korea.One day two other food carts show up on the family's street corner. All summer long business dwindles away, and Mike's worried parents start thinking about giving up their cart. Now it's up to Mike, and Grandma, to find a way to bring back their customers.The idea for this story originated when the authors would drive to work and see a Korean family setting up an outdoor food cart each morning. Brimming with warmth and love, The Have a Good Day Cafe is a tribute to the resourcefulness of new immigrants everywhere. Readers will be delighted by this mouth-watering celebration of family and culture.



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