Book 66 - Tiddalick #100daysofbooks (verdict: nostalgic)

Day 66. My husband and I both remember reading Tiddalick in primary school. It's an Australian classic, and I don't know if I can offer much more than that, except that it's definitely better for older readers, being prose and longer than many of the books we've read so far. The illustrations are big and full-page, and it was nostalgic. One thing occurred to me in reading it ... I wondered whether the author has aboriginal heritage, and if not, whether this book would be published these days with all the discussion about appropriation of culture. I couldn't find an answer to that question, and will venture no opinion at all. Just curious about that.

Master A's verdict: Despite his father's best efforts, was more interested in chewing Sophie the giraffe today.


  • Title: Tiddalick
  • Author/Illustrator: Robert Roennfeldt
  • Source: Borrowed from local library
  • Publisher: Puffin

What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.