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Thursday 25 March 2021

Review: Rajah Street

Junya lives on Rajah Street with his mum and dad and little-bit-older brother. He loves his family and he loves eating eggs, but his most favourite thing ever is Wednesdays.

Because garbage trucks come on Wednesdays.

The only problem is… Junya doesn’t exactly know what day it is, nor how to tell when it’s Wednesday (other than the garbage trucks!). 

Junya is a smart boy, though. He’s observant and curious and determined to figure things out.

With a patient mum answering all his curious questions, Junya watches Rajah Street out his window and waits.

Rajah Street is a charming step inside a child’s world. It explores curiosity, imagination and the simple joy of just being. Kids will love this book. They’ll get it more than adults do and be enthralled by Junya’s view of the world.

Author/illustrator Myo Yim teams her story with stunning mixed media illustrations. Funky, colourful and filled with intricacies, each page is a delight to explore as the real world and the world Junya sees mix together to create a beautiful collage of fact and imagination. 

On one page you'll see a crocodile sauntering down the street. On another, a giant blue cat hides behind a tree. The stunning thick and blue-tinted end pages are also a delight to explore, extending beyond Junya's street into the bigger world around him.

Join Junya and his family on Rajah Street and explore a world of possibilities.

Title: Rajah Street
Author/Illustrator: Myo Yim
Publisher: Walker Books, $25.99
Publication Date: 3 March 2021
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781760651480
For ages:  3 - 6
Type: Picture Book