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Tuesday 17 December 2013

Review: Blossom Possum and the Christmas Quacker

Blossom Possum finds Koala Claws deep in sleep and ‘stripped down to his jocks’. ‘Wake me up in five’ he’d said. Unable to wake him to his Bush Christmas duties, Blossom Possum is faced with the dilemma of ‘who will do his job?’

Blossom Possum sets out along the track and past the black stump in search of a solution. The animal group increases as he continues on his quest to save Bush Christmas. It is when they come across Jingo Dingo preparing to take home dinner in a sack that a solution presents itself to Blossom Possum.

Entertaining and lively, with clever word play, repetition and rhyming verse, Australian animals again take centre stage in a Christmas book and perform to expectation. The original illustrations for  Blossom Possum in 2006, were created by the late Kilmeny Niland. This edition with Christina Booth’s illustrations brings additional life to an already zany text that children will love repeating.

Title: Blossom Possum and the Christmas Quacker
Author: Gina Newton
Illustrator: Christina Booth
Publisher: Scholastic Press $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781742839592
For Ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book