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Mar 27 2012

Kangaroos hop by Ros Moriarty

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Allen and Unwin, 2012. ISBN: 9781742379159.
(Age 2-6) Kangaroos hop, birds fly, echidnas shuffle, butterflies dance, lizards run, fish swim, crabs crawl, goannas climb and frogs jump . . . each animal moves in its own way. What they must avoid is the crocodile sleeping on the edge of the water. This simple, repetitive story builds to the point where each of the animals arrives at the riverbank.
Throughout the book, the illustrations reflect the indigenous style of art, with stylised and simplistic animal shapes covered in patterns and dots. Generally, the colours used are earthy and cool. The final page of the story provides the translation of the story into Yanyuwa language.
Suitable for very young children, this could also be used in a junior primary classroom to 'celebrate animals, verbs and the brilliant art of Balarinji design studio'.
Jo Schenkel

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