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Friday 8 November 2019

Review: Clancy the Quokka

Who doesn't love quokkas?!

The quokka is a marsupial found only in Australia, and has a happy and appealing face.

Clancy the Quokka is the story of one such creature, who has his heart set on a feast. Clancy is mischievous and, scouting out the arrivals at a picnic site, he spots his prey.

At the centre of a food-laden table, is an enormous birthday cake, and Clancy is determined to have it.

What's a quokka to do, but make his way through an obstacle course of human legs, amidst loud music and pass the parcel laughter.

Clancy disguises himself and creates a mess as he keeps his eyes focused on the cake. Will he succeed? Will the birthday girl's celebration be upset? Or will Clancy realise he can be a friend to the party-goers and share in the feast?

The text in Clancy the Quokka rhymes, which keeps the story moving apace, and the illustrations are bright, cute and larger than life, just like real-life quokkas.

In Clancy the Quokka, Lili Wilkinson and Alison Mutton have created a fun and funny story about a loveable Australian character.

Grab a copy of Clancy the Quokka to read and brighten your day.

Title: Clancy the Quokka
Author: Lili Wilkinson
Illustrator: Alison Mutton
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: October 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760634711
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture book