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You should have come to the great Aussie do, The guest list sure read like an Aussie who's who, But best part of all, and did I tell you it's true, Was that Kangaroo played his Didgeridoo.
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Dashing through the bush, in a rusty Holden ute, Kicking up the dust, esky in the boot. Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs, It’s summertime and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs One of the world’s best-loved Christmas carols is given a hilarious Aussie twist. This version has become a staple at end-of-year school concerts. You can enjoy Colin Buchanan singing and then create your very own karaoke session — but wait until you hear the unique, once-in-a-lifetime blowfly version! Nic...
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One by one, the Australian animals join the conga line, dancing together until they fall in a tangle at the end!
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Edward is tired of being an emu, so he decides to try being something else for a change. First he spends some time swimming with the seals. Next, he lounges with the lions. He even slithers with the snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may not be so bad after all. So he heads back to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him . . .Sheena Knowles' upbeat, rhyming text and Rod Clement's deliciously droll illustrations are sure to make readers laugh out loud in this whimsic...
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In this sequel to the popular Edward the Emu, Edward and his mate Edwina are the proud parents of ten little emu eggs. "Don't get depressed. I'll find a job, you stay on the nest," says Edwina to her stunned mate. And so Edwina sets out to find a job in this lighthearted offering from down under. Rhythmic, rhyming verse by Sheena Knowles and hilarious illustrations by Rod Clement make this an entertaining picture book that is sure to find a place in the hearts of readers everywhere.
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There are so many truly Aussie Easter activities, from going on holiday with the family to giving and receiving Easter eggs to hot cross buns and Easter hat parades! This book is a celebration of the Australian Easter experience with songs for all the family to enjoy.nGlorious illustrations reflect the heart of the Australian Easter experience. From hilarious Uncle Les in his bunny suit to beautiful visions of many best-loved Australian holiday activities such as surfing, camping and fishing....
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We wish you a ripper Christmas, a full-bore ripper Christmas, a dead-set ripper Christmas and a snappy New Year.
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Give me a home among the gum trees, with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a kangaroo. Ben Wood's warm and funny illustrations bring this classic Aussie song to life.
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Shirley goes out for a walk one day and comes across a little house in the bush. After letting herself in, thoroughly looking through (and messing up) the house, as well as helping herself to food, she eventually finds herself a comfortable place to rest ... until the koalas come home to find a stranger in their house that is!nKel Richard’s hilarious rhyming text is beautifully accompanied by Claire Richard’s delightful watercolour art that is full of funny details for children to look for.
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Hush, little possum, don't you cry,
Mama will keep you safe and dry.
When the sky starts to rumble and the rain begins to fall, brave Mama possum hurries to find somewhere safe to keep her baby safe and warm.
Sing along to Deborah Mailman's beautiful CD recording, based on the classic lullaby.
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John Schumann's unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War have now been warmly brought to life by one of Australia's best-loved illustrators.
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K is for kissing a cool kangaroo, L is for loving, like Daddy loves you, M is for mischievous monkey and mat, N is for naughty and 'No, don't do that!'" This picture book puts a new twist on the alphabet with Andreae's fun-filled descriptions for each letter and Parker-Rees's clever illustrations. The page "G is for giant, whose garden grows wild" depicts a big, goofy looking giant nestled in a huge, green flower bed, filled with a goose and its golden egg, a gazelle, a gorilla, and a giraffe...
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When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face? No one seems capable of mastering the dance and so Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumour that there is someone who really can do the cancan ...Bright and fun, this brilliant rhyming book with its hilarious and action-packed illustrations is a delight to share and read aloud.
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Koalas, kites and kangaroos, Penguins and possums and pelicans too. Worm-eating wagtails and wombats at play, Surf-riding seas on a hot summer's day. Rabbits on roller-skates, lizards on land, Card-playing crocodiles, shells on the sand. Turn over he pages and take a close look At this wonderful, colourful alphabet book! Humorous illustrations of animals introduce the alphabet with a charming collection of words to read and learn
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Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when cycling was a relatively new and popular social activity. Cycles were ridden everywhere, including in the outback by shearers and other workers who needed to travel cheaply. It tells the hilarious story of Mulga Bill, who thinks he's much better at cycling than he turn...
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My Country' is widely regarded as the universal statement of why Australians love their country. A passionate, patriotic poem, it describes the contrasts that lie at the heart of Australia: its wildness, its generosity and its fearsome nature. This is a poem to celebrate.
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No one will dance with Olga the brolga, but she finds out that dancing by herself creates something very special and wonderful. Olga the brolga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance - but no-one will dance with her. So Olga decides to dance by herself; and when she does, something absolutely wonderful happens. From one of Australia's best-loved and highly regarded author-illustrators comes a story about the importance of learning how to behave well.
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Out in the bush in a stream in the sun, lived a mother platypus and her platypup one. "Swim!" said the mother. "I swim!" said the one. So they swam in the stream sparkling in the setting sun.         Go walkabout in the bush and see who else you can find as you count from one to ten.
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Slim Newton penned this song back in the 1970s and it has been a firm favourite ever since. How anyone could make a bite on the bum from a redback spider funny is a mystery, but Slim achieved it.
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Skip and Nell are dingoes who travel around Australia on their way to a boat race. On the way they meet other native Australian animals.
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Hooray! Hoorah! The pink galah is an acrobatic circus star! Above the ground, upside down, a whirling, twirling crazy clown. He sets off such a brouhaha, cheeky, beaky silly galah! Janeen Brian's verses with a short factual text combine with quirky illustrations.
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From a profound and moving experience at an Inma at Uluru in 1981, singer-songwriter Shane Howard created the song Solid Rock that passed into folklore and the Australian psyche. It was one of the first songs of its idiom to broach the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australian and impacted pwerfully on a whole new generation of writers and musicians that followed. Solid Rock is an inspirational Australian story, stunningly illustrated by school children from Mutitjulu Kalyukatjara and the Im...
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Somewhere in Australia, in a land of scorching sun, lived a mother kangaroo and her little joey one...
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A beautifully illustrated edition of an iconic Australian classic. One of the most famous poems in Australian literature, 'The Man from Snowy River' was first published in the Bulletin in 1890.nThe poem famously tells the story of a chase to recapture a valuable colt, which involved riding down a steep slope to rescue the horse before the reward money was collected and the rider became a local hero.nThe poem was written at a time when there was a groundswell of sentiment towards Australia as ...
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Now Craig Smith has brought his talent to bear on the song. Aussie animals join in the fun, and it's the cane toads that suffer!
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I don't why she swallowed the mozzie... She's gotta be Aussie!'
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Three kangaroo brothers decide one day to cross the bridge to greener pastures, when they each encounter a mean, hungry and slightly dim-witted bunyip. The two smaller two kangaroos use their wits to escape the monster by promising a bigger, tastier meal on its way (their bigger brother!), quite politely saying things such as: "Mr Bunyip, I am quite small. Wait till my bigger brother comes. He is both fat and tall." Finally, the bunyip gets his comeuppance and the kangaroos all graze happily ...
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The dingrel is coming! The dingrel is coming! nWatch out, little pigs —the hungry dingrel is looking for an easy dinner. You had better build a very strong house to keep him out! nPaul Dallimore's Aussie twist on the old story of the 'Three Little Pigs' is both funny and clever.
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A beautiful pictorial presentation of Banjo Paterson's famous ballad complete with John Williamson's version on CD
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Oh! there once was a swagman camped in the Billabongs,nUnder the shade of a Coolabah tree;nAnd he sang as he looked at his old billy boiling,n‘Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?’nThis famous ballad of the outback wanderer who drowns himself rather than lose his freedom needs no introduction. There is no swagman as legendary as the tragic hero of this tale; and there is no Australian song as well-known throughout the world.nHere, the famous ballad is given new depth and perpective. Talent...
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Paperback: When Dingo catches a fat wombat he decides to make him into a stew for his lunch. To save Wombat from the stewpot the other animals make sure that Dingo's stew turns out to be very nasty before Wombat is added to the pot.
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