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Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Grug
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Adaptations

Grug 2010 single work drama children's

'Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawong tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

'When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it "The Grug". When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails. Source: www.windmill.org.au/ (Sighted 08/09/2011).

Notes

  • ACB(2): 308 notes: It has not been possible to examine all the reprints of this popular series, but from those that have been examined it is apparent that there are very few variations between reprints.

Includes

y separately published work icon Grug and His First Christmas Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2018 14831203 2018 single work picture book children's

'Jingle all the way to Christmas with the very first Grug hardback - the perfect gift for younger readers 

'Grug's first Christmas means lots of lovely surprises for Grug's bush friends. 

'Everyone is learning that giving and receiving on this special day is what Christmas is all about ... 

'... and waking up on Christmas morning is the most wondrous moment of all! '  (Publication summary)
 

y separately published work icon Grug and the Rainbow Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1982 Z830126 1982 single work picture book children's

'Make a rainbow that really lasts with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His Bicycle Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1985 Z831079 1985 single work picture book children's

'You'll never forget how to ride a bicycle when you learn with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug at the Snow Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1985 Z831082 1985 single work picture book children's

'Who is dashing through the snow on a homemade sleigh? Grug!

This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug at the Zoo Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1985 Z831085 1985 single work picture book children's

'One day Grug visited the animals at the zoo. Which animals did he meet?' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Plays Soccer Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1985 Z831088 1985 single work picture book children's

'A brand-new goal for Cara and Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Learns to Cook Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1989 Z832519 1989 single work picture book children's

'Try some scrumptious gum-leaf rolls prepared by Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Builds a Car Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1989 Z832522 1989 single work picture book children's

'All aboard the Grugmobile, the only car designed and engineered by Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His Music Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1989 Z832525 1989 single work picture book children's

'March to the beat of your own drum, just like Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Plays Cricket Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1989 Z832528 1989 single work picture book children's

'Cricket is another ball game altogether with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and the Big Red Apple Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1979 Z836149 1979 single work picture book children's

'Discover the law of relativity with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and the Green Paint Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1979 Z836152 1979 single work picture book children's

'Being green is about more than paint ... ask Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His Garden Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1979 Z836155 1979 single work picture book children's

'Who will make sure all the creatures in the garden have something to eat? Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Learns to Swim Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1982 Z836416 1982 single work picture book children's

'Splash and paddle and float with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug in the Playground Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1982 Z836419 1982 single work picture book children's

'Playgrounds are full of fun and challenges for Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Meets Snoot Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1982 Z836422 1982 single work picture book children's

'An echidna called Snoot is the perfect, prickly friend for Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Goes Shopping Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z837237 1992 single work picture book children's

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y separately published work icon Grug Learns to Dance Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), New South Wales : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z837240 1992 single work picture book children's

'Rediscover Grug, that unforgettable hero of the Australian bush. Jump and shout and do the Grruggg!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His Kite Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z837243 1992 single work picture book children's

'Startle the birds and touch the sky with Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Builds a Boat Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), New South Wales : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z837246 1992 single work picture book children's

'Join Grug on his boat-building adventure!'

y separately published work icon Grug Has a Birthday Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1983 Z1365981 1983 single work picture book children's

'Birthdays should be filled with cake and fun and Grug! ' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Goes Fishing Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1983 Z1365987 1983 single work picture book children's

'Who can do everything but catch a fish? Grug!

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Goes to School Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1983 Z1365995 1983 single work picture book children's

'Grug Goes to School is now available as an exclusive hardback! What will you learn at school today with Grug? This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters! Ted Prior's bestselling Grug series is beloved by early readers and parents alike and has sold more than a million copies in Australia alone. His first story was published in 1979 and Ted went on to write 33 more stories featuring Grug and his adventures with his other bush friends, Cara and Snoot.Grug Goes to School available in hardback for the first time in January 2020.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Grug at the Beach Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1983 Z1365998 1983 single work picture book children's
y separately published work icon Grug Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1979 Z1366082 1979 single work picture book children's

'Once the top of a Burrawang tree fell to the ground and became ... Grug!

'Grug has returned from the wilderness to remind us again of the magic of childhood, the importance of renewing the Australian wilderness and the caution we all need to take in the wild world out there.

'This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug the Super Hero Ted Prior , Cammeray : Simon and Schuster , 2014 7065666 2014 single work picture book children's

'One morning, Grug wakes up and decides to become a superhero. Wearing a cape and a mask, and a sword made from sticks, Grug and Cara, his best friend, transform the Grugmobile into the Zoom Zoom Car and head off to save someone.

'But the Zoom Zoom Car has too much zoom and Grug and Cara discover that if they can’t save someone else, they can at least save themselves.' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Learns to Read Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Pymble : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2009 Z1619449 2009 single work picture book children's

'Grug loves looking at the pictures in books, but one day he decides to teach himself how to read the words. Soon he can enjoy his favourite book of all - Grug!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and the Circus Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Pymble : Simon and Schuster , 2010 Z1674843 2010 single work picture book children's

'One day Grug was daydreaming when he saw the top of a very large tent. It was a circus!

'See what happens when Grug starts his own circus!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Learns to Fly Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Pymble : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2010 Z1806712 2010 single work picture book children's

'Join Grug in his sky-high adventure as he learns to fly like the birds!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His Imaginary Friend Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Pymble : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2010 Z1806717 2010 single work picture book children's

'Meet Gubby - Grug's imaginary friend!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug Buggy Animals Book Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2012 Z1908600 2012 single work picture book children's Learn all about animals with Grug! Now available in buggy book format for Grug's littlest fans!
y separately published work icon Grug Goes to Hospital Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Brookvale : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2011 9070891 2011 single work picture book children's

'Poor Grug has hurt himself! Keep him company as he goes to hospital!' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Grug and His First Easter Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2016 9174212 2016 single work picture book children's

'One warm sunny day, Grug discovers that Easter is on its way.

'Then he is visited by a mysterious creature, who leaves treats of special eggs for Grug to find.

'Grug decides to hide some eggs in the forest for his bush friends to find - and delivers a special egg for a special friend.

'Along the way he make some art from the shiny egg wrappers, and has a strange dream.

'But will he ever find out who the mysterious creature is?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Grug and the Bushfire Ted Prior , Ted Prior (illustrator), Cammeray : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2020 19909796 2020 single work picture book children's

'It had not rained for a long time. The grass around Grug’s house was very dry and brown. Many leaves were falling from the trees. One very, very hot day Grug noticed a cloud of smoke in the distance. It seemed to be getting closer and closer to his home. Then Cara hurriedly slithered up and said ‘It’s a bushfire!’ Grug had never seen a bushfire. ‘We should be safe in your house’, said Cara, ‘because you live under the ground.’

'Grug is back from the bush to remind us of the importance of looking after each other, renewing the Australian wilderness and the caution we all need to take during the bushfire season. A very special book for early readers and parents alike this Christmas.' (Publication summary)

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First known date: 1979
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Works about this Work

From Tree Top to You, Grug's a Literary Star Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2015; (p. 8)
Grug's Grooving Back Liz Walsh , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 November vol. 30 November no. 2013; (p. 56)
Guest Profile: Ted Prior Vicki Stanton (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 August no. 66 2009; (p. 24-25)
An interview with Grug's creator Ted Prior on the 30th anniversary of the first Grug book.
Guest Profile: Ted Prior Vicki Stanton (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 August no. 66 2009; (p. 24-25)
An interview with Grug's creator Ted Prior on the 30th anniversary of the first Grug book.
Grug's Grooving Back Liz Walsh , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 November vol. 30 November no. 2013; (p. 56)
From Tree Top to You, Grug's a Literary Star Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2015; (p. 8)
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