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Aug 31 2010

Totally Bindi: Access all Areas by Jess Black

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Random House Australia, 2010. ISBN 978 1864718584.
Packed full of quizzes and puzzles, fact files, glossy photos and interviews, this soft cover book is much like a magazine. Lots of activities and reading snippets - just the thing to read in bed before lights out. It even comes with a pull out poster of Bindi on her horse.
Part biographical and part information, part interview, part quiz, this large pink paperback would appeal to primary readers who like animals and who have heard of Bindi, Steve Irwin's daughter, who has followed in his footsteps by being involved with animals and the media. This could be a good stocking filler for Christmas, or a birthday present. It could be a good read-along with a parent, LAP or parent volunteer. If the school library budget is limited I would be tempted to by pass this in favour of non-fiction with an index. If the budget allows, it would find an audience.
S. Whittaker

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