'A deeply moving story about an abandoned pup in Afghanistan who touches the lives of two very different people - a girl struggling to get an education in the face of fierce opposition, and an Australian soldier who ultimately gives his life in the service of his country. A companion to My Mother's Eyes, Angel of Kokoda and Vietnam Diary, this story deals with the complexities of the war in Afghanistan in an accessible way, addressing the tragedy of war but ending on a note of hope.' (Publication summary)
'Fall out of your chair laughing as a cheeky child questions the classic story of 'The three bears.' Don't the bears prefer salmon to porridge? Why are they living in a cottage anyway? And how come they can talk? A humorous adaptation of the classic tale 'The three bears' is told to a cheeky child who constantly interrupts with questions. Don't the bears prefer salmon to porridge? Why are they living in a cottage anyway? And how come they can talk?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)
'Ever had an itch you couldn't scratch? Hairy-Nosed Wombat has one, and somebody has chopped down his favourite scratching tree!
'Join our marsupial hero on an itchity, scratchity adventure as he tries to find the perfect place to scratch his butt.
'Itchity, scratchity, grumble and groan.
A shudder and shake, a snort and a moan.
A grunt and a huff, and a spitterly splut.
He said "I really need to scratch my butt."
'Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during wartime. Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction ... Dianne Wolfer and ... Brian Simmonds deftly recreate this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.'
Fremantle Press website, www.fremantlepress.com.au (Sighted 23/02/2009)