Review Blog

Nov 04 2010

Totally Bindi by Jess Black

cover image

Random House Australia, 2010. ISBN 978 1864718584.
(Ages 7+) Picture book/non fiction. A stocking filler for young girls and boys, this compilation of all things Bindi and the Australian Zoo, will please many. Pages of photos of Bindi with various animals, her family and father Steve Irwin will keep the reader involved and interested in all the things Bindi does from day to day. Each double page is sumptuous in its photography and has bites of information aimed at getting information quickly and easily. From swimming, skiing, snorkeling, riding a horse, showing people and friends the zoo, to motorcycling, the child does a range of activities which will entrance the reader. Seeing her grabbing a tortoise, listening to a koala's heartbeat, cuddling a snake, feeding a crocodile, Bindi is shown in all possible stances at Australia Zoo.
Interspersed with the many animal photos is a range of photos of Bindi and her family, making this feel like a family album, and those entranced with Steve Irwin and his life, will see many photos of him in action. Along the way are cross word puzzles, recipes, questions to answer and quizzes, word games and activities, all designed to keep the reader interested and reading. With pages of information about animals the books will please all comers.
Fran Knight

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Miles Franklin longlist 2017
Reading Children's Book Prize 2017
Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist 2017
Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017
Text Prize 2017
NSW Premier Literary Awards shortlist 2017
Aurealis Awards winners
YABBA Awards shortlist 2017
Stella Prize 2017
2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominees

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates