Review Blog

Oct 29 2015

This little roo went to market ill. by Mandy Foot

cover image

Lothian, 2015. ISBN 9780734415981
(Ages: 2-5) This is a fun Aussie version of This little piggy went to market in which Mandy Foot's illustrations take centre stage. Sweeping green and brown drawings beautifully portray the Australian outback with bright colours added within the animals clothing and houses. The animals themselves are realistically drawn, but with an added cuteness, and are humanised through their clothing and the activities they are taking part in (painting, cooking, cleaning). The pigs that inspired the tale have been replaced with Australian native animals (kangaroo, quokka, crocodile, platypus) and the story has been expanded to show that the other animals didn't go to the market because they were busy preparing Roo's surprise birthday party.
Large, bright text makes the story perfect for beginning readers as well as for sharing aloud with younger children.
Nicole Nelson

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
CBCA shortlists 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017

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