There’s Something Weird About Lena

Written by Sigi Cohen,
illustrated by James Foley.
Published by Walker Books Australia
Hardcover – Oct 7 2020, ISBN: 9781760651503
Paperback – Sept 1 2021, ISBN: 9781760654252

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The award-winning picture book duo behind My Dead Bunny is back with another hilarious rhyming tale.

On my first day back at school
I met a girl called Lena.

Every time she acted mean
she laughed like a hyena.

There’s something a little odd, a little weird about Lena. Could she be hiding a scary secret behind her schoolyard pranks and beastly laugh? It may take a committed band of courageous classmates to uncover the hideous truth.

NB: recommended for older readers.

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Book Trailer

Read-aloud on Story Box Library

You can watch and listen as Osher Günsberg reads out There’s Something Weird About Lena on the Story Box Library website.

Here’s a teaser:


“Wickedly funny and cheeky in the best way possible.” – Shelley Stephens, Children’s Book Council of Australia

“with intricate digital illustrations to pore over, kids will laugh uproariously as the story unfolds. Highly recommended.” – Fran Knight, ReadPlus

“Cohen’s verse is spirited and spooky enough to keep young readers guessing. Foley’s monochromatic illustrations create the perfect atmosphere for comedy that both scares and thrills.” – Dimity Powell, Dim’s Write Stuff

“bursts with anarchic humour … James Foley’s illustrations perfectly harmonise with the vibrant text.” – Kids’ Book Review

Praise for My Dead Bunny:

“… creepy, disgusting and absolutely hilarious.” – My Best Friends Are Books

“If you or your little one are tired of reading about cute creatures rendered in pastel hues then this picture book is the very antithesis of such wholesome goodness … James Foley’s pictures are suitably creepy.” – Bookseller+Publisher

“Be careful as you’ll die laughing reading this one … clever, witty and hilarious by the shovel full.” Georgie Donahey, Creative Kids Tales


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