Cloud image
Cloud image
Sun image
Cloud image

Parachute

You must be logged in to enjoy our full videos!

If you don't have a subscription, why not sign up?

If you already have an account, choose your log in below:

Families log In Schools log in Libraries log in Organisations log in

Loading the player...
play icon Watch the free preview

About the Story

Toby wears his parachute everywhere and it sure does come in handy.  

There’s the long trek down the bunk bed ladder in the morning for a start, not to mention scaling the dizzy heights of a step ladder to brush his teeth.  Luckily, the parachute gives Toby the courage to deal with all the big things in life, including enormous elephants outside the gate! But when Toby’s cat gets stuck at the top of a tree in the backyard and he uses the parachute to rescue him, how will Toby make it safely back to the ground without it? 

Danny Parker’s powerful story about a boy and his parachute is exquisitely illustrated by Matt Ottley and beautifully read by talented funny lady, Cal Wilson.  At it’s heart, Parachute is a sentimental tale about growing up and learning to let go of our safety nets, one step at a time…because we all rely on a bit of support every now and then.

 

*captions available. 
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.

Story Details

Credits

Themes

Adventure, CBCA Previously Shortlisted, Courage, Emotions, Imagination, NSW PRC, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)

Duration

03:22

More videos

Bella's Bad Hair Day

By Stephen Michael King

Read by Cal Wilson

Perfect

By Freya Blackwood, Danny Parker

Read by Katrina Mathers

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys

Read by Lorin Clarke

Too Many Elephants in this House

By Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

Read by Jane Kennedy

Things to Buy

Book Cover Image

Buy this book

Buy book
Artwork Image

Buy art

Buy Artwork