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Mar 13 2020

Little Bilby's Aussie Easter egg hunt by Yvonne Mes

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Illus. by Jody Michelle Pratt. Lothian, 2020. ISBN: 9780734419910. 16pp.
(Age: Pre-school) A group of bilbies is on an Easter egg hunt. They trundle through bushland and areas of scrub, finding other Australian animals and their eggs, begging the readers to identify what they see.
In rhyme, this solid board book encourages young children to think about the rhyming word, to watch out for rhythm and repetition. The words in bold will encourage the audience to call out the noises made by each animals, and to note the words in bold, teaching children the difference between high and low, near and far.
The book shows the animals in their natural habitat, offering a level of discussion after the book is read aloud.
This colourfully illustrated picture book showcases the diversity of Australia's egg-laying animals. Each page opens to reveal an egg in its natural environment asking the reader 'Whose egg could this be?' One that the audience will love to answer. Themes: Board book, Read aloud, Bilbies, Eggs, Easter.
Fran Knight

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