Book Week Day 3 {great australian picture books part 1}

There was no way that I would not be able to keep the list of our favourite Australian Picture books below ten.  So here is the first instalment.  Albeit a little late in the night.  Sick kid for two days has kind of thrown the retirement equilibrium out, but as the old adage goes “better late than never.”

In no particular order, our favourite Australian Picture books are…

1. Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen

“Grandpa and Thomas go to the beach. Thomas carries his bucket and spade. Grandpa carries his bag, the big picnic rug, and the green umbrella.”

2. Tough Boris by Mem Fox

“Once upon a time, there lived a pirate named Boris von der Borch.  He was tough.  All pirates are tough.”

3. Waddle, Giggle, Gargle! by Pamela Allen

“This is Jonathan.  This is Grandma, and this is Grandpa.  They all live together in a little blue house.  This little blue house is at the end of the street.  At the other end of the street is a tall gum tree.”

4. Pete the Sheep by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

“Ratso the shearer had a sheepdog called Brute.  Big Bob the shearer had a sheepdog called Tiny.  Bungo the shearer had a sheepdog called Fang.  But the new shearer had a sheep-sheep. “Hi, I’m Shaun,” he said, “and this is Pete.”

5. Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement

“Edward the emu was sick of the zoo.  There was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do. And compared to the seals that lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore.”

Picture credit: All book covers taken from images via the Booktopia Website.

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My favourite book?  When I was little it was “Phoebe and the hot water bottles” by Terry Furchgott and Linda Dawson.  Since I am all growed up,  I love this book.  It’s very un-p.c and ever so slightly rude, but I love the graphics and the type.  The fact that someone had the guts to write a story about animal pooh is pretty fab too! (It helps that the first time I heard this book, it was read to me by Mem Fox)

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business by Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch

It’s not easy to get a copy of, so enjoy this animation of the story:

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