Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fun frolic in picture book

by Dawn McMillan and illustrator Ross Kinnaird

Squeakopotamus is another fun, frolicking picture book from author Dawn McMillan and illustrator Ross Kinnaird – the team that brought us I Need a New Bum! and, with another, Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?

  The mischievous mix of mouse and hippopotamus will really appeal to children. 

   The text is reinforced by bright, playful illustrations with hidden giggles all of their own. They blend beautifully with big, colourful word art, encouraging active reading and participation in the story, and supporting the imaginative tone.
    The text has a conversational, enjoyable approach to rhyme and rhythm, making the story jump up from the page right along with Squeakopotamus!
     Discover the terrific troubles of having this larger than life pet (from feeding to simply fitting in!) and see how a rainy day can work out well for everybody in the end.

    Read it aloud with all the energy, actions and expression that the writing and layout inspire, and this book will be a real hoot (or perhaps a squeak!) for the whole family.

Flaxflower Review by Jenny Palmer
Title: Squeakopotamus
Author: Dawn McMillan
Illustrations: Ross Kinnaird
Publisher: Oratia Books
ISBN: 978-0-947506-11-7
RRP: $19.99
Available: bookshops

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