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Mind Your Gramma!

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

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

Aussie Christmas Books

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

Lists – Australian Theme

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

Picture Books Theme – Australian Animals

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

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