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When I Grow Up - Australian Cover

The Australian edition of When I Grow Up, the new magical picture book inspired by Tim’s hit song from the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Matilda the Musical is released tomorrow – 1st October 2017! There’s a bonus download of Tim performing the song included.

The book is illustrated by Steve Antony, an internationally published, award-winning author and illustrator. It imagines life from a child’s viewpoint, with all the humour and poignancy of the song.

Available from all good booksellers, including:


Angus & Robertson



Look out for book signing events – to be announced soon.

The UK edition publication details have already been announced here. There will be another announcement soon to reveal the cover of the US edition which Scholastic US will be publishing in 2018.

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Emily Innes on 3rd of October 2017

Hi there – I would love to order this book for family in the UK. Can you please tell me the differences between the UK and Australian versions? Is it just the covers, or does only the Oz version include the download of the song?
Many thanks!

Arthur Kessler on 30th of September 2017

I live in New York met you at Groundhog Day’s closing. Hoping your book will reach the states. I would love to get a copy, and that you will have a signing as well. Thank You

Katrina on 30th of September 2017

Cheers, Tim! That’s all the nieces and nephews sorted for Christmas!

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