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Monday, 27 January 2020

Review: Roo Knows Blue

Roo Knows Blue is a rhythmic, rhyming and lyrical story about a little kangaroo’s introduction to colours.

A sweet kangaroo known as Little Roo knows all about the colour blue, as seen in ‘The sky, the lake some flowers too’, but Little Roo has more to learn. The story flows gracefully and prompts readers to sing along as it follows Little Roo’s journey to learning different colours with help from a possum friend and the surrounding  environment.

I love that Little Roo doesn’t always guess the colour right but continues on a learning adventure with no sign of disheartenment; it makes the story as much about learning as colours by showing readers that failure is just the beginning of success.

Renée Treml’s illustrations create an adorable Australian setting and work magically with the text. As always, her animal characters beam with delight and positivity.

Renée Treml is an Australian author and illustrator, some of her other books include Sleep Tight, Platypup, The Great Garden Mystery and Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery.

Title: Roo Knows Blue
Author/Illustrator: Renée Treml
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia, $19.99
Publication Date: 7 January 2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN:  9780143790327
For ages: 1+
Type: Picture Book


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