Do you actually know how hard it is to find the perfect home?
The Gum family are in need of a new home – it needs to be safe, secure ,comfortable and of course somewhere amongst the gum trees – where will it be?
Join Tania McCartney and Christina Booth as they take the Gum Family on a rocky adventure around Australia, visiting many different and amazing geological formations in Australia.
They visit the 12 apostles, wave rock, Kata Tjuta and the Glasshouse mountains – just to name a few. At each place the look for the perfect spot for a new home admiring the different ways the rocks have formed and changed over time.
Children have a great sense of wonderment and awe and this book arouses just that.
After we read this book we pulled out a map of Australia, books about each place visited and jumped on the internet to learn more.
The book does contain a map, small pieces of information and real photographs but the need to learn more was inspired – so we did just that!
Many students knew about Uluru and the Three Sisters but that was about it – so thank you to The Gum Family – these students all now know a lot more about the country they live in.
I also enjoyed pulling out old photographs of my trip around Australia to many of these places and reminiscing about how I felt in each location.
So this is what we did after we read the book:
– We researched further into each location and wrote down some more points.
– We worked out why tourists visit here and created a new brochure.
– We discussed what might happen if some of these places crumble up? Get destroyed by human interference?
– We discussed what koalas need in a perfect home.
What have you done with this book?
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