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The Family Hour in Australia

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About the Story

What does a platypus close when swimming?  Their eyes!

And did you know that echidnas drink pink milk?

Tai Snaith's story - The Family Hour in Australia - is full of such quirky details about the lives of our unique Australian wildlife.  It's the perfect story for singer Missy Higgins to read - a playfully told exploration of a day in the life of 15 very special Australian animal families.  It begins with the Gouldian finch family eating breakfast, shows koalas still sleeping in the afternoon and uncovers the secret world of Tasmanian devils playing at midnight (and what a rocking bunch of Tassie devils they are!)  With so many wackily wonderful family units on show, which one is most like yours?

 

*captions available.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2, 3-4 lists.

Story Details

Credits

  • WRITTEN BY

    Tai Snaith

  • ILLUSTRATED BY

    Tai Snaith

  • PERFORMED BY

    Missy Higgins

  • PUBLISHED BY

    Thames & Hudson Australia
    Australia, 2012

Themes

Animal Stories, Australian Theme, Community, Cooperation, Family Life, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs), Upper Primary (10-12yrs)

Duration

06:11

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