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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Review: Going Bush with Grandpa

Peter sets off with his Grandpa to go gold prospecting in the bush. Everything they do and see is out of the ordinary for urban dwellers. Even country kids will find some unexpected fun with this Grandpa. For a start, there are no tents.

After damper and curry and a bit of dancing around the campfire, Peter and Grandpa unroll their swags and sleep under the stars. The reason for rolling up and tying their swags tightly each morning gave me the shivers. Would you want to sleep out in the open if you had Grandpa’s bush neighbours? I wouldn’t.

Then there’s the way Grandpa chooses where to search for gold. With a little bit of quirkiness and a lot of interesting experiences, Going Bush with Grandpa is the perfect early chapter book for more confident readers who have a taste for adventure.

Title: Going Bush with Grandpa
Author: Sally Morgan & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Illustrator: Craig Smith
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $9.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742990262
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Fiction

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