Raising Literacy Australia, 2016
12pp., board book, RRP $A9.90
Four delightful Australian animal babies are doing what all babies do when they hear a piece of music – they move to it. So in this charming story Wombat, Sugar Glider, Echidna and Cockatoo show off their individual and unique moves until in the end they all have to sleep, the one thing they and all little ones have in common.
In soft, earthy pastel colours and the simplest of rhymes this is a story that will engage the youngest readers as they move along with the babies or let its rhythm lull them to sleep. Given that our native creatures feature in so many story for the very young, they will delight in recognising perhaps familiar friends like the wombat or meeting new ones like the echidna and even learning a little more about them. Why does the echidna spin when the others do not? Why do the others cover their ears when Cockatoo sings?
Its sturdy board book format and small size make it perfect for toddlers to handle for themselves so they can be role-play readers while parents will enjoy sharing with their child because of the fun that can be had.
Another one on its way to Miss 21 months as her delight in stories grows.