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Thursday 12 March 2020

Review: Peppa's Australian Underwater Adventure

There is great excitement at school. Peppa Pig has won a marine biology trip to Australia for her prize-winning picture of a fish she has imagined. Miss Rabbit explains what marine biology means. 

The prize includes her family. They will be staying with Mrs Kangaroo, who intends to give them lessons on how to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef.

The family head off to shops to purchase all the things they will need. 

Mr Fox cleverly suggests things they hadn’t thought of. The aeroplane is due to leave early next morning, so they pack and go to bed.

Miss Rabbit has decided to make her own way there. No one knows how she plans to travel. Hot-air balloon, helicopter, then boat, help her arrive at the same time in Australia as Peppa and her family. Kylie Kangaroo is there to meet them.

Children accompany the popular Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig through a wonderful adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. As the family set out in a boat to learn about the stunning marine life that includes turtles, blue starfish, pink sea anemones and whale, so will young readers.  Many will be introduced to scuba diving for the first time. As in every Peppa Pig book or television show, there is always something to learn and share; so many things to discover.

Brilliant colour illustrations fill every double spread. They become a screen image that plays on the page. Emotive expressions, bold lines and joyful atmosphere are perfect and familiar settings.

There is a surprise discovery included in the story and a friendly whale that leads Peppa to it.

I love Peppa Pig books! They are always entertaining and educational and a delight to read and examine, regardless of age.

Title: Peppa’s Australian Underwater Adventure
Author/Illustrator: Created by Neville Astley & Mark Baker
Publisher: Penguin, $14.99
Publication Date: October 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241405024
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book