The Great Aussie Kerfuffle by John Bush is a fun and lighthearted story about a Kangaroo, who is dissatisfied with her look after she sees her reflection in the water. She puts up a sign by a billabong, where she announces a meeting for everyone, who is not content with his or her look. The next morning numerous animals show up ready for a new look, and the kangaroo arrives with an upside-down turtle, which supposedly make wishes come true.
John Bush has created a fun children’s book that both kids and adults can relate to, and Bush delivers the message in a a fun and delightful way. The rhyming storyline makes the book memorable, and I love how Bush plays on the words. While the language at times seem a bit out of the ordinary, it provides for a fun and interesting children’s book.
My kids and I were unfamiliar with a bunch of the Australian animals, and we ended up learning quite a bit from reading The Great Aussie Kerfuffle. In fact we became so curious that we started doing our own research about these interesting animals. I can highly recommend The Great Aussie Kerfuffle to anyone, who is interested in learning a bit about Australia in a fun and easy-to-approach way.
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.
Paperback: 25 pages
Publisher: Bush StoryRhymes 2009 – Australia
ISBN-10: ISBN: 9780980605815
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
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