Day 91. As a child, I remember reading Town Mouse, Country Mouse, and Town Possum, Outback Possum re-imagines that classic tale but with a very Australian setting. The text rhymes and creates a clear distinction between the two settings, and the illustrations do the same - big and colourful in the city, muted and relaxed in the country. The two characters are cute, and the story is familiar. I enjoyed rediscovering it with animals I see walking the fence every night. Seems appropriate.
Master A's verdict: Enjoyed this one.
- Title: Town Possum, Outback Possum
- Author/Illustrator: Yvonne Morrison / Heath McKenzie
- Source: Borrowed from local library
- Publisher: Little Hare
What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.