Parcel For Koala
24pp., hbk., RRP $A14.99
Koala and his other friends who like to sleep through the day are stuck in a tree full of squawking cockatoos who are keeping them awake. They are tired and frazzled and just want to sleep. But then, on the back of a bouncing kangaroo, Postman arrives with a parcel. Both Gorilla and Penguin have received parcels, so what could be in this one from Turtle?
Knowing that in this adventure in this fabulous series for little ones, all the creatures want to do is get some sleep, young readers can have fun predicting what it might be that will help them do that. Could it be a harp to play lullabies or a hammock to curl up in? Perhaps some earmuffs to blot out those raucous cockies! Or is it something completely unexpected but which can be used to solve the problem anyway?
As with its predecessors, the thread of the story is presented on the endpapers helping the child to focus their thoughts on what is to come and predict what might happen, essential skills in becoming a reader. As one who has taught littlies to read for over 50 years, to me this series is an absolute winner and should be in the hands of all those who want their children to become successful, independent readers. It just works in building those early skills on so many levels and in so many ways.