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Nov 17 2020

Macca and Al, super pals by Matt Cosgrove

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Scholastic Australia, 2020. ISBN: 9781760970246.
(Age: 3+) Recommended. Macca and Al, super pals is the latest Macca the Alpaca story in the series written for younger children. Author Matt Cosgrove has cleverly combined rhyme with bright and colourful illustrations to provide another amusing and entertaining read. Macca and best friend Al play super heroes all day and they have all the toys super heroes need. Macca though dreams of becoming a real super hero and he and Al set about creating costumes with a mask, cape and underwear. They give themselves cool names, Mighty Mac and Sensation-Al, and try hard to get super powers. They help their friends Slow Jo, Rhonda the anaconda, the yaks and Harmer the Llama out of some tricky situations in their super hero costumes. However they soon realise that all the friends worked as a team and are all super heroes every day.
Macca and Al, super pals will be another enjoyable read aloud for young children especially those who can relate to being super heroes. Themes: Alpacas, Super heroes, Dressing-up, Playing, Friendship, Helping.
Kathryn Beilby

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