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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Review: Town Possum, Outback Possum

From the team who brought us The Cocky Who Cried Dingo, comes another delightfully fun rhyming picture book; another version of a classic fable.

Town Possum, Outback Possum is the story of Jack the outback possum and his cousin, Jessie the city possum. When Jessie visits Jack's home in the gum trees, she's shocked. What on earth does he do all day? And the food - it's so bland.

So she invites Jack to come and stay with her in the city. But Jack doesn't like it; it's so busy and frightening and there's no rest to be had.

These two little possums are about to learn what the saying, 'Home is where the heart is', really means.

The rhyming story doesn't skip a beat, ready for rollicking read-aloud fun with a pace to keep little minds intrigued. It's a lesson about everyone being unique, about liking different things to others in your life, and looking for the best things around you.

McKenzie's illustrations are, of course, right on target with their humour, vibrancy and gorgeous characters.

Love this.

Title: Town Possum, Outback Possum
Author: Yvonne Morrison
Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Little Hare, $24.95
Publication Date: 1 March 2011
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921541476
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book