Monday, 16 April 2012

Wanda Wallaby Finds Her Bounce by Jonathan Emmett (Children's, Picture Book)

12th April 2012, Bloomsbury
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: Australian animals, wallaby, freshwater crocodile, ant eater, bat, mole, searching for a personal talent, the five senses, learning everyone's different, mild peril, lots of humour

Summary from Bloomsbury

Wanda Wallaby has lost her bounce. Try as she might, she can't find it. She asks all her fellow animals but no one can help. Until, that is, she meets the crocodile - whose advice has a remarkable effect on the innocent wallaby Wanda!

Nayuleska's thoughts
The watercolour type illustrations added to the cute factor of this book. It's hard for Wanda to be the odd one out, but readers will learn that sometimes talents need to be searched for and understood before they sre used. It's a great way to teach readers about the talents of different animaps who use their senses a lot in life. This 10/10 read should be bouncing on your bookshelf.

Suggested read
For two other animals who learn that there's a time and place for different speeds of moving try Quick, Slow, Mango! by Anik McGrory

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