REVIEWED BY ZAC, 8, VIC
Gary by Leila Rudge, Walker Books Australia, ISBN 9781925081695
Zac borrowed a copy of this book from his school library.
Gary is like the other racing pigeons but when they depart in the travel basket, Gary stays at home.
Gary can’t go anywhere because he can’t fly!
When the others arrive back home, Gary collects notes about their experiences so that he can remember. But, is Gary still the same as the other pigeons? Will Gary eventually find a way to travel?
I recommend this book for kids aged 4–8 years old.
Leila Rudge’s words and illustrations are outstanding. They hook the reader into the ordinary, but then extraordinary, life of Gary.
I give it a 6-star rating.
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