Have you started to think about Christmas yet?
The busy little joeys in this story are not the quiet kind, they are full of energy and eager to decorate the house and Christmas tree – all in time for Christmas day!
Written with rhyme and repetition, young children will love reading this story and watching the little joey and his family have fun together bringing about Christmas cheer!
Doris Chang’s illustrations are cleverly drawn, showing the reader the key part of the joey’s actions. The colours she has used reflect summer in Australia – the parched greens, brown earth and the wildlife that abounds in backyards!
Bouncing bouncing little joeys: A bush Christmas is a fun way to inspire some homemade family fun and because of the rhyme and repetition, children can be involved in the storytelling.
So what else can you do with this book?
- List all of the verbs used in this story. What other verbs might you use to describe actions when you are getting ready for Christmas?
- Choose a part of the Christmas tree and write your own descriptive sentence that may have rhyme, repetition and descriptive adjectives.
- Compare the different animals in this story and how they live in Australia.
- Look at the front and back inside covers – what are the different plants drawn?
- What is your favourite treat to make? Check out this recipe! What else can you make for Christmas? Find a recipe and all of the ingredients to make from scratch.