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Monday 17 October 2011

Review: 10 Bush Babies

Five Little Ducks is a warm favourite of young children – an interactive song that sends many an adult winging back to childhood, counting through the little ducklings who wander out one day, and fail to come back ... until Mother Duck heads out to gather her babies home.

In 10 Bush Babies, ten adorable little bush babies also go out one day – into the sun to jump and play. Teacher Mrs Roo rings her schoolhouse bell – ring-a-ding-ding! but only nine bush babies run in (baby wombat would rather go home for a wee nap in his burrow).

Author Susan Hall takes readers through a line-up of adorable Australian animals from koala and possums and roos – who all scurry off to burrow or hop or nibble, until Mrs Roo is left with an empty playground – but not for long!

This is another beautifully-produced book from the National Library of Australia. Each double page spread features a large lift-the-flap which reveals our ‘runaway’ critter, with some ‘did you know’ facts.

Adorable, pastel illustrations by Naomi Zouwer and images of bush babies from the NLA’s digital collection round out a gorgeous counting book for little ones. Perfect for Aussie kids, as well as friends overseas.

- you can buy this book direct from the NLA website

Title: 10 Bush Babies
Author: Susan Hall
Illustrator: Naomi Zouwer
Publisher: National Library of Australia, $17.95
Publication Date: 1 November 2011
ISBN: 9780642277329
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Picture Book/Lift the Flap