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All artwork created by hand

Hand-drawn and painted from start to finish

There's nothing more beautiful than seeing the hand of an artist in the work. With this book you'll see every pencil line, every happy accident, every brush stroke. Every mark has a story.

Row Row Row Your Boat uses the traditional, timeless techniques of watercolour painting to bring the illustrations to life with a human touch and give this book a true keepsake feel.

See more sketches on the blog

Published by Scholastic Australia

Exceptional production quality

This book is sure to be a lovely edition to your family bookshelves. Professionally printed on the finest quality paper and with other nursery rhyme books in the series coming soon, now is a great time to start your collection of these aussie classics.

  • Premium Hardcover
  • 16 pages, english language
  • 10 full colour watercolour illustrations
  • 157gsm matte art paper
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Online Competition

Post a photo of the book to your social media and win!

I’m giving one lucky person the chance to win a one-off print of some of the early artwork for the book. To go in to the draw, all you have to do is:

  1. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Like my Facebook page
  2. Post your photo of the book on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  3. Let me know either by tagging me in your post or with #mattshanksrowsaboat

The competition closes midnight 15 October 2016 and the winner will be notified by email on 1 November 2016.

Kids are always the best judges, right?

This is one of those books that you can read over and over again. Riley never gets sick of the rhyme or the characters. He loves watching out for that cheeky frog.

- Lana (mum) and Riley (2 years old)

About the illustrator

Matt’s been a kid for 32 years and it doesn’t look like he’ll be growing up any time soon. He loves Australia more than anything and would still be eating Vegemite out of the jar if he wasn’t allergic to yeast.