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The Croc and the Platypus

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About the Story

Platypus sang till the hub caps rang and they played up a hullabaloo…baloo!

The beautiful Australian landscape is brought to life in this wonderful picture book.  A play on the classic poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat’, The Croc and the Platypus is read by The Chaser’s very funny and talented, Andrew Hansen.  Jackie Hosking’s rhyming romp through the outback is complemented by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall’s stunning illustrations and is a great bedtime book - lots of fun for kids and adults alike.  So why not jump aboard the rusty old Holden Ute and join us for this rollicking outback adventure!


*captions available. 
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.

Story Details



Adventure, Animal Stories, Australian Theme, Friendship, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

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



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