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Jan 18 2017

Cheeky animals by Shane Morgan

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Magabala Books, 2016. ISBN 9781925360431
(Age: 3-6) Recommended. Published by Australian company Magabala Books which aims to promote, preserve and publish Indigenous Australian culture, Shane Morgan's Cheeky animals reflects just that. Cheeky animals successfully captures the humour and playfulness of some of our Aussie animals in this sturdy board book.
Shane Morgan's simple pictures and wording allow children to easily follow this humorous rhyming tale depicting how animals interact with human contact. However, from an adult perspective, one animal interaction that is quite strange and a little inappropriate is from the Emu, though, children would find it hilarious.
Images are simple and earthy which magnificently reflects the Australian outback. Overall, Cheeky animals is a wonderful reflection of our Australian culture.
Keely Coard

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