By: Yvonne Morrison and Nikki Slade Robinson
Gramma asks me about my day, and I say, ‘Me and my friend played soccer.’
She says ‘My friend and I played soccer.’
I say ‘At your age?’
This excerpt is one of the easiest ways to describe this book. At it’s simplest it is a story of a young girl visiting her grandmother. Through the story Gramma corrects the child’s grammar and the child, in return, misunderstands everything.
This is a very funny little book that will appeal to young and old though probably on different levels. It may even do very well in a class room situation. The easy and fun text combined with the simple yet appealing illustrations, make this a wonderful way to introduce the idea of grammar to a young reader.
Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand
Published: 01 November 2011
Format: Hardback 24 pages
Categories: Fiction, Family, Humour
ISBN 13: 9781775430414
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It’s that time of year and I get asked for these titles all the time, so here they are.
An Aussie Night Before Christmas – Yvonne Morrison/Kilmeny Niland
An Aussie Day Before Christmas – Kilmeny Niland
Santa’s Aussie Holiday – Maria Farrer/Anna Walker
Six White Boomers – Rolf Harris/Bruce Whatley
Aussie Jingle Bells – Colin Buchanan/Nick Bland
Fair Dinkum Aussie Christmas – Colin Buchanan/Kilmeny Niland
Books about Australia, or with an Australian theme are also high on the request list, some times people just want something about home and sometimes they are looking to share a little of our culture with people overseas.
Are We There Yet? – Alison Lester
Crow and the Waterhole – Ambelin Kwaymullina
In The City/Bush – Roland Harvey
To The Top End – Roland Harvey
Sam’s Bush Journey – Sally Mogan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Dan’s Grandpa – Sally Morgan
My Aussie Mum – Yvonne Morrison
Why I Love Australia – Bronwyn Bancroft
Many, many times we get asked to recommend picture books that feature Australian Animals so here is a list of some of the popular ones, and probably not so popular. These are in no particular order.
Little Wombat books – Charles Fuge
Wombat Stew – Marcia Vaughn
Emily and the Big, Bad Bunyip – Jackie French
Josephine Wants to Dance – Jackie French
Diary of a Wombat – Jackie French
Possum Magic – Mem Fox
Koala Lou – Mem Fox
Yes We Can – Sam McBratney
The Cocky Who Cried Dingo – Yvonne Morrison