Jul 252011
 
The Roo from Woolloomooloo is a silly tale of a boy named John, who is having a hard time falling a sleep the night before he turns 9. He starts counting sheep and before he knows it, he meets Wooloo, a kangaroo in a sheep’s disguise from Woolloomooloo. 
Woolloo is a wooly genie, who makes dreams come true, and she takes John to the wild west, turns him into a knight and takes him back to the cretaceous period. 
The Roo from Woolloomooloo is an action filled children’s book filled with excitement, adventure and mysterious travels. Author John Bush has once again managed to weave a fabulous storyline together through catchy rhymes that make the story both easier to read and follow.

The illustrations in Woolloomooloo are imaginative, and my sons had to stop for a while on every page just to take it all in. The details make the story come alive, and each illustration seemed to be memorized by my kids.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
My eight-year old son’s opinion:
The favorite part of the book was the scene where the creepy creature flew above the swamp, because the goat-kangaroo jumped off and escaped from the creature. I liked how spiky the creature was, and it reminds me of a pre-historic T rex. 

My second favorite part of The Roo from Woolloomooloo is the part where kid wakes up from his dream, and the dinosaur claw is right next to him making the dream real.


About the Author John Bush

Author John Bush was born in South Africa, and he has been a teacher, a copywriter and he has worked in advertising for over 25 years. About 30 years ago author John Bush began telling his children animal stories, and this is where Bush StoryRhymes began. 

Story Time Star Rating: 3 out of 5 Story Time Stars  * * * *
Author: John Bush
Illustrator: Hein Botha
Reading Level: 4 – 9

Paperback: 27 pages
Publisher: Bush StoryRhymes 2009 – Australia
Language: English
ISBN-13  978-0-9807069-2-5
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Roo from Woolloomooloo by John Bush for the purpose of writing a book review. Versions of this children’s book review may have been posted on other websites or in printed publications.

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