REVIEWED BY CHARLIE, 8, VIC
Mopoke by Philip Bunting, Scholastic Australia, ISBN 9781742991658
Charlie read a copy of this book at his school library.
Mopoke discovers new ways to be an everyday owl. That’s hard for an owl to do when all you do every day is sit on a branch.
Come along on a journey. High in a tree.
The imaginary life of Mopoke, a Southern Boobook, is amazing. Characters include other mopokes, other animals and everyday objects. They try different ways to annoy Mopoke.
The illustrations are amazing as they help the reader really get to know Mopoke and his friends. My favourite character is the ‘fropoke’ because of the clever rhyme with an unusual word. Read this book to find out more about the interesting vocabulary.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 definitely because Philip Bunting has alternated pages with text and pictures in perfect balance.
I recommend this book for children aged 3-9 years old because it’s easy for them to copy and draw their own versions of mopokes.
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