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Tuesday 14 December 2010

Review: The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas

You’re pretty well assured of a good thing when you open a Heath McKenzie book (yes, I’m a fan) and his typically patriotic humour is indeed resplendent in this take on the Twelve Days of Christmas.

With his lustrous and funny illustrations, enriched with eye-popping colour, McKenzie takes us through the twelve festive days with a major Ocker twist.
 A kookaburra up a gum tree. Two pink galahs. Three little penguins. And all with a fun – and funny – twist.

The penguin with its tongue stuck to the icy surface of a classic Aussie icypole. The koalas cuddling in a tree so hard, one is turning pink. The cool rapper roos with their outback bling. The blowflies ravaging a family picnic.

It’s Aussie. It’s classic. It’s totally fun. McKenzie at his best.

Title: The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas
Author/Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Black Dog Books, A$14.99
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921167317
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Type: Picture Book

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