The Big Race is a book written by John Pye.
It was published in 1993 by ABC books.
In a country at the top of the world, or the bottom according to your point of view, there's a city that's built around a harbour...
In this delightful book you will meet Ferry Boat Fred, the smallest of all the ferries on the harbour, and all his harbour friends. Fred wins a ferry race for the very first time and discovers, along with his sister Kate, a very strange sound... The illustrations capture the appeal of the Ferry Boat Fred television series where Pelican Pete, Spike the echidna, Belinda Brushtail and all the ferries come to life.
- The Captain
- Bill (does not speak)
- Lou (does not speak)
- The Speedboat (cameo)
- A Koala wearing a green shirt (does not speak)
- Jean (cameo)
- Major Mitchell (does not speak)
- Mrs Mitchell (does not speak)
- Percy (cameo)
- Emily (cameo)
- The Kangaroo (cameo)
- Belinda Brushtail