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Thursday 15 May 2014

Review: A House for Donfinkle

Donfinkle Vonkrinkle is building his dream house. He knows exactly how he wants it to look: mud walls, a red door, a porch made of pine.

His friends all have their own opinions though. The Flooble doesn't like the door, walls, porch or roof. So Donfinkle changes them. But the Mooble doesn't like the new roof and walls. So Donfinkle changes them again. Then the Gooble and the Blooble chime in with their criticisms.

Poor Donfinkle doesn't know what to do. The house he was so happy with at the beginning now looks awful, and he realises he should have trusted himself and stuck with what he wanted. But is it even possible now for him and his friends to fix things?

The rhyming text liberally scattered with Goobles, Moobles, Bloobles and Floobles makes this a fabulous book to read aloud, while the quirky images by award-winning illustrator Wayne Harris are the perfect match to first-time author Choechoe Brereton's text.

Along the way, kids will also receive a valuable lesson in being true to themselves.

Title: A House for Donfinkle
Author: Choechoe Brereton
Illustrator: Wayne Harris
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: May 2014
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921720536
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book