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Friday 6 August 2010

Review: How Frogmouth Found Her Home

This is the story of how owls came to be nocturnal and, as with so many indigenous animal dreamtime tales, it is the perfect bedtime yarn for children.

When Grandmother Frogmouth declares that they will live in the trees, one frogmouth decides that is not for her. She leaves in search of her own home, trying the kangaroo’s pouch, a wombat’s burrow and a bat’s cave, but nothing is right for her.

In her quest to make a home with the sun, Frogmouth ends up helping some other animals find their rightful places. Meanwhile, the moon is watching and decides Frogmouth should live in the night sky, watching over all the other animals.

How Frogmouth Found Her Home is a beautiful, thought-provoking story for children, introducing them to the amazing world of the Dreamtime.

Filled with vibrant illustrations with animals that are full of life and character, this is a book to treasure and read again and again.

Title: How Frogmouth Found Her Home
Author/Illustrator: Ambelin Kwaymullina
Publisher: Fremantle Press, $24.95 RRP
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921696015
For ages: Primary school
Type: Picture book