Look Out, Pink Piglet!

NEW RELEASE: Phil’s latest release is Look Out, Pink Piglet! illustrated by Sarah Davis and published by Hachette it is the sequel to the very popular Be Brave, Pink Piglet!
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BOY, Out Now!

Phil’s latest release, BOY illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Scholastic Press is Out Now!
A tender tale of power and perception…
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A Song for Book Week

Arranger/composer Glyn Lehmann has collaborated with Phil to create a song about Phil’s love of libraries, reading and books.
A perfect song for Book Week, complete with sheet music and lyrics – click HERE to check it out.


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Phil’s Latest Release! – A MUSICAL for schools to perform is co-written by arranger/composer Glyn Lehmann and is OUT NOW!

A Stunning New Musical for Australian Schools! Available Now at: www.songlibrary.net/Arlie-Abbstock


Award winning author Phil Cummings and renowned composer/songwriter Glyn Lehmann launch their new musical Arlie Abbstock and the Incredible Cape.

Watch the trailer here!

Written for performers aged 5-12 years, this work is full of songs, drama, comedy, action and even a rap. This work celebrates difference and explores themes of resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, artistic endeavour, empathy, acceptance and recycling!

The story revolves around Arlie Abbstock who lives in a small medieval village. The other children like to play with swords and battle axes but Arlie likes to stitch and weave and sew. When the king is captured by a dragon, and the bumbling knights fail to rescue him… Arlie has a plan of his own.

The Performance Pack contains everything you need to rehearse and perform this exciting new musical – whether you read music or not.

  • script
  • piano/vocal score
  • performance and learning tracks
  • sound effects and incidental music
  • easy parts for recorder and ukulele
  • suggestions for staging, costumes and extended learning in the classroom.


Special Edition

To celebrate this creative collaboration between Phil and Glyn, there are a strictly limited number of printed, first edition Book and CD packs personally signed by the creators.

To order online OR pre-order the limited edition book and CD including all of the above and signed  by both creators visit:


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Children’s Book Council Honour Book

Phil’s book Ride,Ricardo,Ride! – illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Omnibus Scholastic – has been awarded “Honour Book” in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Awards!

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Ride, Ricardo, Ride! shortlisted

Phil’s book Ride,Ricardo, Ride! – illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Omnibus Scholastic – has been shortlisted for the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year!

Ride, Ricardo, Ride!

“There is a lot to explore in this moving and inspiring picture book.” – Magpies

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Phil at Adelaide Writers Week

Phil will be appearing in the Story Tent at Adelaide Writers Week on Saturday February 27th at 10.35, and on Sunday the 28th February at 10.35!
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‘Echidna Jim went for a swim’

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Phil’s new book, Echidna Jim went for a swim, will be available February 1st through Scholastic.

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Watch Phil read ‘Be Brave, Pink Piglet!’

Click to watch Phil on Youtube


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‘Be Brave, Pink Piglet’ now available!!

Phil’s new book , Be Brave, Pink Piglet published by Hachette Lothian Children’s Books and illustrated beautifully by the amazing Sarah Davis is OUT NOW!


Praise for Be Brave, Pink Piglet:

This is a charming story of bravery and determination …

A delightful read aloud story for younger readers, one that will encourage them to think about how brave they can be in attempting something new.

The repetition in the first section where he is frightened by the farm animals will please younger readers and encourage them to predict and read along with the increasingly familiar words.

Sarah Davis’ artwork will thrill younger readers as they recognise the farm animals and the antics they get up to, sympathising with Pink Piglet’s attempts at independence.

Highly Recommended.       Fran Knight            Read Plus.

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