There’s a Koala in My Kitchen, book review

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Title: There’s a Koala in My Kitchen
by: Sean Farrar
illustrated by: Pat Kan
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing

Have you ever found a furry Koala kidding around in your kitchen?
Or been hassled by a great white shark at your park?
Giggled at a Kookaburra causing chaos with Dad’s cooking?

Author, Sean Farrar, has written a rhyming picture book about creatures in and around an Aussie home. Is he fair dinkum that these creatures could be found there? Judge for yourself to see if they are believable, or not, possible, or not, likely, or not. As you turn the pages of the book, you will discover there is a character line up of popular and not so popular animals (including a great white shark with the loveliest teeth!) plus a little human (maybe, maybe not).

Artist, Pat Kan has created captivating illustrations that add another story to Sean’s story, and are sure to get a reaction from the reader, anywhere from Eeeeew! to Aaaaaah! to He he heeee!

Educationally, There’s a Koala in My Kitchen would be a fabulous book to innovate on, with students creating their own rhymes for the book characters, and re-reading to check the rhyme, rhythm and beat of their word combinations. I can imagine children out and about with their magnifying glasses spying creatures in and around their own home or school.

Purchase a copy: There’s a Koala in My Kitchen – Big Sky Publishing

Title: There’s a Koala in My Kitchen
by: Sean Farrar
illustrator: Pat Kan
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781925520262
Category: children’s
Pages: 32

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Tea Ninja, Cadbury Chocolate Annihilator)
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The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru – a book review

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The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru
By Michelle Worthington
Illustrated by Dave Atze
Published by Big Sky Publishing

 

 

The three legged kangaroo from Uluru is different. But when a man with a tan in a funny red van stumbles into the outback, this little kangaroo sets off on an amazing journey from the red rock to the blue waves. He discovers that belonging to a family is about celebrating what makes us unique.

The magnificent Uluru, sun, surf, beach and a Kombi van, plus Australian animals—it’s all in The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru, written  by multi-published, international award winning author Michelle Worthington, and wonderfully illustrated by Dave Atze.

A young kangaroo is laughed at by others, as his kinked tail makes him look like he has three legs instead of two. When a red rickety, ticket Kombi van comes looking for the beach but accidentally rocks up in the middle of Australia at Uluru, the three legged kangaroo greets the tourists with kindness, and hears about ‘waves’ in W.A. The three legged kangaroo joins his new friends and goes in search of the famous waves. With a new found love of surfing, the kangaroo masters riding the waves with an incredibly perfect balance, and discovers a new tribe of people who celebrate his success and uniqueness, and accept him as he is.

Illustrator, Dave Atze, has created an adorable kangaroo with varying facial expressions that give the character an instant likeable status. The colours throughout the book are vibrant, inviting and fun, and you will find yourself smiling due to the huge dose of cuteness that oozes from the kangaroo on every page.

Children will enjoy this feel good story. They will join in with the chanting of the kangaroo’s name as the new friends celebrate the new member of their beach family. The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru is a wonderful tale highly recommended for discussion about choosing to look at ability, instead of focusing on disability.

Purchase a copy: http://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/Books/Children/The-Three-Legged-Kangaroo-from-Uluru-HB/1178/productview.aspx
Connect with Michelle Worthington at: http://www.michelleworthington.com/
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Connect with Dave Atze at:
http://www.daveatze.com/
https://www.facebook.com/daveatzeillustration/

title: The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru
author: Michelle Worthington
illustrator: Dave Atze
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781925520392 (PB)
ISBN: 9781925520415 (HB)
Category: Children
Pages: 32

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Editor, tea ninja, Cadbury chocolate annihilator)
www.facebook.com/julieannwallaceonethousandwords/
https://www.julieannwallaceauthor.com/

Member of:
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