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Friday 10 August 2012

Review: Banjo Bounces Back

Banjo loves Hoofball. He loves training with his friend Bella and he loves being a star on the playing field. Then one day, Banjo is injured during a game and is sidelined. Without Hoofball to keep him active, he spends all his time playing his Haystation and eating molasses. Will Bella be able to convince Banjo to get back in the game? 

Banjo Bounces Back is a fun story about being active and the value of friendship. The clever word play will appeal to children and parents (my favourites are the HayStation and horspital) and the story should be particularly enjoyable for young children with an interest in team sports, particularly soccer.

With the Olympics inspiring lots of discussions about sports and sportsmanship, Banjo Bounces Back is a great story about fitness and the importance of working together as part of a team. It would be ideal for home or class discussions about those topics and there are teachers' notes available.

Title: Banjo Bounces Back
Author/Illustrator: Lachie Hume
Publisher: Scholastic, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: June 2012
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781862918467
For ages: 4+ years
Type: Picture book